As the saying goes...."when one door closes another door opens". Yes, I'm talking about another challenge/hook-along. I have chosen Dancing Rabbits as the next pattern. If you know any new rug hookers or want to mentor someone who wants to learn this would be a great beginner project. Plus it is perfect for a spring design and Easter. It is an antique rug most known as Dancing Rabbits and I've wanted to hook this for years.
You could choose to draw just one rabbit if it is a new hooker, or for you if you just want one rabbit to make it a faster hook. For those who want to do something outside the box you could even dress up the rabbits ~ if I were frilly hooker OR, if I had a granddaughter I'd even consider taking pink tulle and put tutu's on them.
Maybe you might also want to draw one as Peter Rabbit or do the more primitive. You know me, I'll be doing a drab antique adaptation as mine but cannot wait to see what each of you do and hope you will share with me.
You can draw it any size and start whenever you want. There is no deadline and I will post updates anytime you want to send me a photo. This will be the final hook-along/challenge this year that I will host.
Will give you some ideas with photos others have hooked, but first will show you a black and white version to make the drawing a pattern easier.
Here are many other wonderful adaptations, the one below was hooked by Arlene.
Another version by Judy Foster. The one below was hooked by Carole. Unfortunately I don't have a name to provide for the hooked rug below, if anyone knows let me know and I'll give credit.
Friend Pam Gunn hooked the version below.
Below is a version hooked by Tanya which I found on Susan Feller's blog.
These next two rugs were found on an old blog post of friend Lauren and I have no name for either rug.
Below is a rug which was featured in an issue of rug hooking magazine.
Below is an antique with hit and miss background where the rabbits are almost camouflaged.
And of course a delightfully worn antique.
Another version hooked by Diane which she named Rogue Rabbits.
And here is Lauren's, which I did not realize until today, that she has already hooked it. So will she or won't she be joining us on this hook-along? Sorry Lauren, perhaps I should have involved you in the decision on a subject.
Okay folks, you have seen several ideas presented here. So now you have lots of ideas to choose from. So who wants to play along with the hook-along? As mentioned you may draw your pattern but if you don't know how or have your own foundation, you can purchase a pattern from me by clicking the link below my and and scrolling down to the bottom.