Remember that I posted some photos of Lee making me a frame for rug hooking? Well, I used that frame. I used it like it’s never been used before!
Here is the final rug/really-it’s-a-wallhanging before I have taken it out of the frame and finished the edges. A couple of things to note: I used scraps that my sister, Laura, an avid crocheter, gave to me. I created the folk art design on the iPad, then I looked at the colors I had and added those to the design. I used that as my guide when choosing my yarn. Basically, I made all of the decisions before I started hooking (yes, I said it).
First, I can see some flaws and I want to point out that the background color should be so much of a contrast that you can easily see it separate from the pattern. I did not do that! And you can tell - you can barely make out the foreground from the background. Also, my stitches are not even. I forgave myself. I just started!
This project was so much fun that I highly recommend anyone giving it a shot. Whether you choose your yarn to purchase or you use scraps, you will definitely enjoy the rug-hooking thing.