Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A GOOD START

 
 ABOVE IS THE NEWEST RUG I'M HOOKING.



ABOVE IS THE ANTIQUE RUG I USED FOR INSPIRATION.
I WANT A DARKER LOOK SO AM USING EARTHY TONES
BUT DARKER THAN THE ANTIQUE RUG. FIRSTLY I KNEW
I WANTED MY HORSES TO BE BLACKS SO I STARTED
THERE. THE OUTSIDE BORDER IS BLACK ALSO.




I WANTED A DIFFERENT TREE THAN THE ANTIQUE RUG
USED. I WANTED SOMETHING SIMPLER AND PERHAPS
MORE FOLKY. I FOUND MY INSPIRATION IN ANOTHER
ANTIQUE RUG AND DREW MINE OUT BY HAND. ABOVE
IS THE TREE I WILL BE HOOKING ON MY RUG. THE RUG IS
A LONG ONE. I'M USING MOSTLY 8.5 CUTS SO I CAN GET
THE LOOK I WANT. 

I'D LIKE TO THANK THOSE THAT LEFT SUCH SWEET
COMMENTS ABOUT MY SAMPLER. I SO APPRECIATE YOUR
KIND WORDS AND ALSO ALL THOSE THAT STOP BY EVEN
IF YOU DON'T COMMENT. I NEVER DREAMED WHEN I STARTED
BLOGGING, MY BLOG WOULD BE OF INTEREST TO SO MANY.
WITH ALL MY HEART...I THANK YOU.

UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI


15 comments:

Heritage Homestead Decor said...

Ok Lori...you are so fast that I wish I had your speed and of coarse your talent. Everything you touch is beautiful and perfect!

Hugs
Darlene

Michelle~Sugar House Creations said...

I really like the colors you chose. The blues for the birds are beautiful and the background is perfect. The largest I've hooked is an 8, but my hooking buddy loves to use 9 and sometimes 10!

jennifer768 said...

Lori it is beautiful.Your color choices are awesome.Hugs,Jen

Merry Wind Farm said...

Hi, Lori,
I have always loved that rug and your interpretation is going to be beautiful. I have a couple old books that have that rug in them, I definitely would like to hook it. Did you draw your own pattern? Are you going to do the directional hooking of the background like the original? Can't wait to watch your progress.
Melinda

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Lori, wonderful rug.....I also love the colors, Francine.

HomeSpunPrims said...

Thank you for the nice comments.

Melinda,
Yes I did draw my own pattern. I don't think I'll do the directional hooking in the background. I may have some here and there but not the entire background. It will be my interpretation so I will see where it takes me. Lori

cucki said...

Wow it s so beautiful xxx

edie said...

Lori, as usual, beautiful! I only recently discovered Magdalena Briner rugs (I'm not a rug hooker, but think her designs could be adapted to wool applique), and I am totally smitten. Would you please share the Pinterest source for your inspiration rug. I did a quick (really? is there such a thing as a quick look through Pinterest!), but I didn't find the same rug. Can't wait to see your finish! Thanks for your blog.

HomeSpunPrims said...

Thank you all!

Edie,
I found the rug under Beth Anne Smiley, Beth Anne's Favorite Antique Rugs. Lori

Linda said...

this is going to be beautiful....as is all your work, your very talented !!

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Hi, Lori, it's so great that you can look at something and take from it your own idea for a pattern, and draw it free-hand. Your rug is going to be beautiful for sure!
I can't wait for you to post the finish, and the progress in between. I'm getting inspired for my first rug hooking to be an animal, a dog or a horse, I think. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.
Hugs,
Susan

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Is 8 the "primitive" rug hook size? I bought a rug hook that's supposed to be for 1/4" wool strips but I'm having trouble grabbing the strips and pulling them thru. Aarrgh!
Hugs,
Susan

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Sorry for all of the separate comments. What size rug hook are you using, and what backing fabric is that, linen?
Hugs,
Susan

HomeSpunPrims said...

Susan,
Eight and wider are considered primitive rug hooking width.. I'm using a fat hook for really wide cuts from Ault's in Ohio. It makes the hole bigger so it's easier to pull the loop thru. You get a rhythm going when you hook long enough. Keep at it! Yes, I'm using linen. Hope this helps. Lori

Karen said...

Your rug is gong to be just beuautiful.
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY
Karen