17 August 2009

Wonky Houses

Geez, it took me awhile to finish the sky on this rug! I'm still not entirely thrilled with it & will probably rip out a few things before I put it on stretcher bars.
I tried a few new (to me) materials.... hand dyed silk ribbon that I got up in Oregon the last time I visited my son at school, and some of my own hand dyed fleece, Starless Night. It was great fun trying out new materials......




8 comments:

moosecraft said...

It's beautiful Marita!!! Love the textures in the sky, and the colors and swirls give it that "Aurora Borealis" look and feel! LOVE it! :-)

Doreen said...

I love the look of this..the houses are great :)

Doreen

debra said...

This is so nice! I love seeing your wool colors in actual rugs. I love how these all work together.

Suzy said...

Oh my goodness.. it is stunning! I love it!

manitoba stitches said...

Beautiful!! I just received my order from you-perfect! I have recommended your wools on my blog. Thanks again!

Like Minds Gather said...

I LOVE the Wonky houses and that great sky-skape! Really lovely!

Marita said...

Thank you, my friends, for your kind comments. This was really a fun rug to hook and houses are one of my favorite subjects.
And, I thought their Wonkiness appropriate, given that I live (literally) on the Hayward fault (a major offshoot of the San Andreas fault)...we're talking earthquake country!

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this rug!! I, too, like to add different fibers to the hooking ~ yours is perfect!