Wednesday, March 27, 2019

On My Frame

Couldn't wait to put another linen on my rug frame after pulling the last loop on the paisley design.   Knew it would be an antique adaptation called Early Farm Scene and a pattern purchased on eBay for a good price.  

After starting to hook realized it was the drawer's version of the antique design.  Guess I should have drawn it myself to get a more accurate placement of all the elements.  See all the red lines?  Those are changes I'm making to the design as the flowers were way too low , the tree is not drawn like the original and neither is the dog so will hook that differently as well.
Here is a picture of the original antique which would actually be longer than the 28" of the design above if it were drawn to scale.  But I'm okay with a smaller rug and will work with what I have and know in the end I'll still be quite happy.  
IF I know there won't be added border or extension to a rug design I like preparing the edges of my foundation before it is hooked.  You can see the pre-binding stitches have been made 1 1/4" away from the last row because I won't be making a border or making the design bigger.  After a rug is hooked it is bulky to manipulate on a sewing machine stitching two rows of straight stitch 1/4" apart and then a third row of zig zag to connect the two other rows.

I know some people prefer to not stitch the edge of the rug but I want to ensure the edges of my rug won't unravel and fall apart after years of use.



  1. Oh this will be so pretty !!!! I really like the idea of pre-binding too !

  2. I’m curious about how many hours you hook each week? You’re so prolific!

  3. I look forward to seeing your progress on this. And thanks for the info on prestitching your linen.

  4. Looking forward to this one ,,,, what a fun scene!
    Have fun!
    Think spring is here , weather wise!!
    Sunny,,, cool but getting that snow melted!!
    I see tulips poking out ,, in the sheltered spots!
    Oh my,,,, then heard maybe wet flurries sunday!!
    Showers todaym,, thats ok,, march has gone fast, ,,,
    Bring on april,,,
    Thanks for sharing this mat, saundra!

  5. I was always taught to sew mine so I have. great rug but it looks like a smaller cut than you usually do.

  6. Cute pattern. Don’t think I recall seeing that one before. Will you do it like the original color wise?

  7. Another start to a fun rug. I'm curious, too, as to how many hours you hook a day. I waste so much time...I am lucky to pull loops for an hourt...sigh.

  8. you pick the best rugs to hook! love this pattern

  9. Sweet choice Saundra.... should be a fun hook! ~Robin~


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