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, November 17, 2019
Hmm, One Row or Two??
The rug is hooked but not steamed or bound yet. Before it is steamed I need to decide if it needs just one row of brown border or two. I don't want to overpower the delicateness of the design.
But also don't want to make it seem incomplete. For sure I wouldn't want a two inch border as that would be too bold. Instead of hooking a row I just placed a strip of brown wool around the perimeter take a look on my screen.
Well dang, you can see the foundation between the hooked strip and just the wool strip. So what do you think? One or two rows? Saundra woodlandjunctionprimitives.weebly.com