I love replicating antique adaptation rugs but also design my own. Looking at old rugs in Early American Life magazine was my inspiration to learn to hook.
Sunday, May 12, 2019
My Wool Surprise
Do you have those odd ball pieces of wool in your stash and don't think you'll ever use it for anything? Must admit there have been days I'd thought of getting rid of wool which seemed undesirable/unusable.
While perusing my wool room for wool suitable for various parts of Great Granddaughter's rug I came upon a piece which would work perfectly for a duck. Magdalena's original rug measures 32.5 x 43.5, but drew mine 26 x 35 ~ more suitable to my home and hooking desire.
Here is my wool surprise. It worked perfectly for the upside down duck in the top left hand corner. Have no clue where I got it and am sure I'd not have purchased it from a teacher. So it must have come from the thrift shop or inherited from a friend.
If you'd like to have a closer look and compare to the original, below is a photo of the same duck from the original. Isn't exact, but close enough for me.
I've had unsuccessful dye results yet found that same wool was prefect in another rug. So save those undesirable colors because you never know when they will work perfectly in a future rug. Happy Mother's Day. Saundra