28 January 2009

O Christmas Tree Rug Completed!

It didn't get done by December 31st as I'd hoped, but the hooking is done!

I found a nice brown plaid for the shoes..... I was surprised at the trouble I had deciding what to use for those darn little things. I really liked the black textured wool I had originally used and then had trouble coming up with a different idea when I realized it would certainly not work with my background.
The snowflakes were inspired by a Deanne Fitzpatrick rug, Standing Before the Monument.
I'm finishing this rug in a traditional manner by adding a corded edge whipped with black wool yarn. I'll then hand stitch an antique gold twill rug binding tape over the serged linen on the back. This finish takes a bit of time but I love the feeling of knowing that I've made a piece that will withstand the ravages of time.
Merry Hooking.......


Kathy (woolfind) said...

Beautiful job! Love the rug.. I too enjoy doing the whipping with the cording and the binding tape. I do it for the really special rugs for myself..

Paula (october*moon) said...

Another awesome rug Marita! They are so inspiring.

Lori said...

I just love how you did O Christmas Tree Marita! It's simply wonderful!