Friday, February 3, 2017

Last Loops Pulled

Yes, the last loops were pulled on the Horse Trainer, an antique adaptation of a rug originally hooked by Julia Eastman Stubbs of Maine. She hooked it around 1860.  I chose the right side of the rug as my project since I had a horse as a teen.  Although I didn't use a whip it was depicted in the original rug.
Now the rug needs to be bound ~~ and not my favorite thing to do.  Yet it is part of the process unless you have the revenue to afford someone else to do that part for you.  UH.... I don't.

I'm considering whipping this with wool purchased from Ali at Cape May rug camp but not sure if there is enough.  

The rug measures 22 x 47.  The round yank of wool measures 28" long and there are 39 strands. 
OMG,  seems I've got to call on my math skills here.... hmmm...

.....yarn 28" long X 2 = 56"  ~  Times 39 strands round.

Me thinks me needs to ponder this a little more and recall my math skills to see if I have enough.  

Have a great Friday evening.



  1. congrats on another beautiful rug! I just might get something on the frame for the first time this year by the end of the weekend. You are just amazing on how fast you hook a rug.


  2. I really love how it came out, you always choose the perfect colors and shades. That yarn is going to look beautiful as an edge.


  3. Congratulations on a job well done. Oh my gosh, you're a real hooking machine.
    The yarn color is perfect for it.

  4. Love your rug. Colors are fantastic.

  5. Hi Saundra,
    Such a wonderful rug and I certainly hope you have enough of that yarn as it is just perfect!!! Another beautiful rug by your very talented AND QUICK hands!!
    Enjoy your weekend!
    Heart Hugs~

  6. Love ur finished mat, saundra,,,, good for you,,,, you are dedicated, ,,, I seem to start too many, and get bogged down! ,,
    Start them for a workshop, or gift or a season,,,, and some getvleft behind , and thats ok,,, I do usually get to them,,,,, have a great day,,,,,

  7. That rug is one of my favorites that you have done. I have never done the math on how much yarn to finish a rug, just a wing and a prayer and so far it has worked out.

  8. Love your rug, Saundra!!! I have Barb Carroll's version in my stash. Love everything about yours!!!!


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