Bespectacled Lion is all hooked but still needs to be steamed and bound. There were some changes and will talk you thru my reasons for them.
#1 ~The strip of off-white always bothered me from the beginning. But hooked it in because the original antique had it and I try to replicate antique rugs as closely as possible while using the wool I have. But I replaced that with a Scottish wool which Barb Carroll was crazy about. More about that later.
This is the BEFORE photo which was the last post on the lion's progress.
khaki which appears in the background and blends nicely with the green.
#3 ~ there was a curved khaki piece just over the lions ear on the left and it looked out of place. Yep, on the original but I removed and replaced with dark.
This is the AFTER.
Okay, here's the story on the wool which replaced the off-white.....long story. My roomie Deb and I have a friend who loved going to community sales. Since she knows we are rug hookers she picks up every yardage of wool she finds. Sweet Deb shares with me and this was among the bounty.
Before one Woolley Fox rug camp Barb wrote a note to 'bring our ugly wool'. Well I had a piece of ugly wool and thought this was it. Barb LOVED it.
Bespectacled Lion isn't on my web site yet but I will offer it as a pattern. Mine was drawn out 15.5 x 24 but will draw yours to whatever size you desire. When the rug is finally steamed and bound it will be on my web site which is below.
Happy Monday, enjoy your evening.