Someone asked about the wool colors in the Oxen.
The other Ox wool is what was left over from an onion skin dye bath. As the dye started to take up decided to toss in a little more white wool to absorb what was left for a lighter shade. Now all my onion skin dyed wool is gone.
I discovered Margaret Shaw is the designer of this rug and she is going to draw a pattern for me. She did say it won't listed on her FB web site as a regular design but will draw it. Obviously she is taking the holiday off but I'm excited to get the pattern and is what I'll work on at Cape May in September....hopefully.
I'm hoping to host another Textile Challenge this winter and plan to start a little earlier than last. So if you plan to participate you may want to get credit for your work and be an ATHA member. The magazine is full of great information, inspiration and sometimes a free pattern. You can subscribe HERE to join or even just to buy the upcoming issue.
Am drawing two big rug patterns for someone ~ the large Mighty Whale and the large original size of Magdalena's Goat. So they will be ready to ship tomorrow.
Happy hooking and hope you have a fun-filled and safe weekend.