08 April 2010

Rug Hooking Diary... Part II

I've been working away on the Simple Gifts pattern... what a primitive horse! He wouldn't win any prizes in a confirmation class but he has his own personality.
I made a bit of a change in the shape to give him a very primitive mane flying in the wind. Perhaps his eye needs to be a bit more bright but I'll wait until later to make any changes.

The horse is hooked with my Walnut Hollow plaid. After cutting the plaid into strips I've separated the colors into predominately brown & gray strips and used more of the gray in his belly area. Plaids are such useful and fun fabrics to use in our hooking.

I've also started playing with the border.....at first, I thought I'd use blocks of color but I kind of like this little test area of hit & miss.... we'll see!


Rabbit Hill Creations said...

Love your primitive horse...and wool! Hugs.

Sandi said...

I love your primitive horse...can't wait to see the rest of this rug!

The Paisley Studio/Sarah McNamara said...

I LOVE your horse. He looks like he's galloping across your rug. Love the border idea, too. Can't wait to see more.