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Monday, May 10, 2010

I call this new design "Tumblin Down"

Between drawing patterns, dyeing wool (well sort of....more in another post about that), I found some free time to finish this pattern, Tumblin Down. Don't the pumpkins look like they might lose it and bite the dust? I used several fun techniques in this rug as well. On the bottom pumpkin, for the mouth, I used a stitch I call herringbone. And of course, I used the rolled wool, for the eyes in the top pumpkin. For the mouths of the blue and mustard pumpkin, I used the beading technique. This rug was just fun to hook. I'll debut this pattern at the Tyler camp as well.
I also wanted to share a finished rug from one of my students, Sharon, at the Wool Sisters camp in Alabama.
This is my Old Thyme House pattern. Didn't she do a great job with this rug? I just love the way she made all the birds a different color. Great job Sharon! I have a few more finished rugs from that camp to share with you as well as tales from my dyeing escapades so check back in the next couple of days. Maria


Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

lOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new pumpkin rug, Maria!! And the flowery one in the previous post! You're on a roll!!!!

Plumruncreek ♥ said...

I LOVE your pumpkin rug, it is ADORABLE!! Love the colors!

Lori said...

I ADORE your newest punkin rug Maria!! Everything about it from the colors to the techniques are wonderful!! Your class is going to be so much fun!! Wish I was in it!!!

Sharon did a beautiful job on her Old Thyme House. Love the colors she used too.

Sherry said...

MY Kinda rug Maria,it's FANTASTIC and looks like fun to hook!!!!


WoolenSails said...

Wonderful rugs, pumpkins are always a big hit for fall.
Sharon did a beautiful job on her rug, great prim shades.


BeFRuiTFuL KReaTioNS said...

I love that pumpkin rug Maria. You rock girl.

Loafer Mountain Primitives said...

I Love it! What talent you both have.They are beautiful..

Rugs and Pugs said...

Maria ~
Oh, I love your pumpkin rug. Sharon's is terrific, too.
Pug hugs :)

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Such a fun rug and just love the colors. Counting down the days until Tyler!

Cotton Eyed Jo said...

How exciting! I'll be having to add these pumpkins to my stash! Whimsical, and wonderful as your designs always are! See you soon.

Barbara said...

Thanks for the lovely pics! I live in AL but have never heard of the Wool Sisters Camp. Could you please post contact info? I'd love to go. Thanks!

Paula Meinert said...

I am looking for a rug hooker in Decatur Alabama that may be able to give instruction or answer questions for a beginning rug hooker. You can e-mail me at Thanks for your help!