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