Saturday, March 2, 2013

what I am working on...

Here is a picture of what I am currently working on ...

horse's head
 It is a design I drew up.  It has been rattling around in my head for quite awhile and I finally got it out and on to paper a couple weeks ago.  I am trying a few new things with this rug:

1) I am hooking the whole rug in an 8.5 cut.  I have done areas of other rugs in an 8.5 cut but never a whole rug.  I have had to hand cut some strips down to fit into areas but overall I am liking the cut size.  The rug has been hooking up quickly using the larger cut size.

2) I am hooking this design on Dorr unbleached linen.  I have only hooked one other rug on linen - it was small and over 8 years ago.  I normally use monks cloth and wanted to give linen a try as most people seem to prefer linen over monks cloth.  At this point I am not hating it but it IS different than using monks cloth.  I never noticed how much monks cloth stretches on a frame until using this linen!

Well, that is all for today.  I will post pictures of my progress.. now off to figure out what color the background will be.


  1. hey... how are you? surviving the winter? we are waiting on yet another snow storm.. at least we know spring will be here eventually! love your horse! i should move my hooking within seeing distance! maybe that will inspire me! enjoy your evening and hi to your husband!

    1. Hi Jody! Kenny and I are ready for winter to be over! At this point I don't think spring will ever get here. We are using the soap you gave us and are loving it! How is your progress on the chicken rug you got from me?