With April rug camp right around the corner it's about time I started getting ready. I've cut and serged the edges of the linen foundation and hope to draw the pattern today. I've a follow-up doctor appointment this morning and who knows how long I'll have to wait until he sees me. But, I'll be taking Lancaster Barnyard with me and continue binding it.
There is also a pot with wool soaking to over-dye.
And another friend ('Ms L') said Donna Hrkman only used one brown Pro-Chem dye to hook her "Paul Laurence Dunbar" piece. Not sure which brown she used but in looking at the wool samples in the binder the two which look most like the color are #501 Mocha Chino, on the left and #502 Choc. Brown on the right.
This is a photo of Donna Hrkman's Paul Laurence Dunbar.
I re-read the article in an old issue of Rug Hooking magazine hoping to find out which shade she used but didn't see a Pro Chem name or number. But she did describe how she got the values.
Back in the day when I worked in the office there was a phrase used and heard often. It was the K I S S theory......"Keep it Simple Stupid". So I will choose a number, use just one dye and keep the process simple.