Friday, August 28, 2015

RUG I'M WORKING ON....

 
INSPIRED BY A MAGGIE BONANOMI
RUG IN HER BOOK WITH THESE HANDS.
I WANTED A BIGGER RUG FOR UNDER
THE SMALL TABLE IN FRONT OF THE
COUCH.  I AM KEEPING IT EARTHY IN
COLORS AND I'M LOVING HOW IT'S LOOKING.
I MAY CHANGE OUT THE LIGHTEST WOOL
I'VE USED IN THREE OF THE PENNY'S.
I'M NOT SURE YET.  I HAVE A LONG WAY
TO GO BUT I ESPECIALLY WANTED IT
DONE FOR MY FALL DECORATING.  I'M
NOT USING ANY ORANGE IN IT BUT IT
WILL GO WELL WITH SOME OF MY OTHER
RUGS THAT I'LL HAVE OUT THEN.
I LIKE TO HOOK THE BORDER AS I GO SO
IT'S ALL DONE AT THE SAME TIME.
I SEW ON MY BINDING BEFOREHAND AND
HOOK UP TO IT.  WHEN I'M DONE IT'S
QUICK AND EASY TO FINISH MY RUG.
 
I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO FALL BUT
ALSO ENJOYING THESE LAST DAYS
OF SUMMER.  HOPE YOU ARE TOO!
 
UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

15 comments:

Prims By The Water said...

I love the colors of your rug. It will look beautiful when it is done. Cannot wait to see it finished. Janice

Rugs and Pugs said...

Lori,
I'm lovin' your rug but the pennies with the very light wool do stand out. Just my humble opinion :)
I really need to try sewing my binding on beforehand. That would make it SO MUCH easier to finish.
Happy hooking :)
Lauren

HomeSpunPrims said...

I agree Lauren! I'm going to pull them before I go any further and change it. I know some don't like to sew on a binding beforehand in case they want to make a rug bigger but I always do it this way and it goes so fast for finishing. The corners are a little tricky to hook but I've gotten used to it. I have a 1951 singer featherweight sewing machine and it has 1/8" foot that is perfect for sewing on the binding. I also do wool bindings now instead of the cotton twill. Lori

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi, sweet Lori,
Your rug is DIVINE!! LOVE the colors and pennies are such a great shape!! I would love to try one of those sometime!! Where is the best info on adding the binding like you are doing? Is is regular binding or wool? Such a great idea!! It is crazy hot here again and rug hooking does not seem like too fun right now, but it will cool down next week so out comes my hook!!
Enjoy your weekend, my friend!!
Warm Hugs~
Julie

HomeSpunPrims said...

Hi sweet Julie! I'm not sure where to find the directions on how I do the binding. I just rip strips of wool fabric as wide as I'd like (about 1" to 1-1/2") and lay it on the outside line of the rug so it just covers the line and pointed in towards the rug as it will be flipped to the back when the rug is done. Straight stich in place using a 1/8" seam allowance and putting your needle down in the corners before pivoting to next side. Overlap the ends for an inch or two and sew thru both layers backstitching at end. Trim off any excess. If you need more than one strip to go around a rug just overlap the pieces and sew thru both layers. Hope this makes sense. The fun thing is that the pennies are different sizes and not symetrical. The two middle rows should go faster cuz I won't have so much border to do. I can fit four pennies on my frame at a time. Hugs, Lori

annie said...

I love your work!
That's a good idea about the binding!

carole said...

Lori, I love the new rug you are working on! It will be great with your other fall decorations. I know that I don't hook, but I quilt; when I piece fabric for a binding, I sew it on the angle instead of straight so there isn't as much bulk.

Krissy B. said...

Lori, I love this rug and the colors are yummy! I also LOVE the basket rug you have had under that table. It reminds me of the little basket quilt pattern I bought from you. You are a very multi-talented girl. I bet your brain is always designing something. Thanks for sharing. Krissy B.

HomeSpunPrims said...

Carole,
You can sew a cotton twill binding together but wool strips for binding would be too bulky to piece the strips together. Overlapping them allows them to lay flat.

Thank you everyone for your sweet comments!

And Krissy B. I'm glad you are still enjoying your quilt. Yes, it's hard to turn off the creative juices!! I do love creating. Lori

She Seeketh Wool said...

So great to see you hooking again! That is going to be one beautiful rug!!! Enjoy these last days of summer!

hugs
Cindy

moosecraft said...

Gorgeous colors in this rug, Lori... and so beautifully hooked!

Linda Ann Evans said...

I love it !!! I always had trouble hooking circles, tend to pucker up. Can't wait to see the finished rug, your handwork is always beautiful!

Shuttle, Hook and Needle said...

Love your hooked pennies! I have never tried putting on the binding this way but will try it next time. I look forward to seeing the finished rug!

Mugwump Woolies said...

Lori...love the great colors in your rug. The directions you gave for sewing on the binding are so clear and precise...I might give it a try. I always whipstitch my rugs with wool yarn and they eventually get messy looking if you have them on the floor. Can't wait to see the finish!
Robyn

Dogwood Farm said...

Hi Lori, Your rug is looking wonderful!! Beautiful colors!!