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Thursday, January 23, 2014

What is on my frame this week


Well actually for the last month and half actually.
It is based on an illustration from an old children's book. 

Here is the old illustration that the pattern is based upon. 

UPDATE ON THE BRAIDING TUTORIAL...I am working on it and have part 1 done. Once I have the remaining parts done, I will post the first part, second part, third part and possibly a fourth part.  So find a rug that you want to add a braid to and you'll be braiding hopefully by the weekend!    Maria 

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Labels

Do you add labels to your rugs?  I don't always get around to adding a label but do think it is a good idea to add them to your rugs.  Here is the label on my Oh Deer rug.   
To make the label,  I printed it from my computer and attached the label to a piece of wool. When I attached the wool to the rug, I wanted something "not too fancy" as this rug does not scream sophisticated but rather  primitive and folky. So I attached the label with red X's.  A little different but I like it.
I'm working on my braiding tips and it is becoming more like a book on how to braid. Do you all want a little tutorial on how to attach braiding to rug or just tips? 
Thanks for stopping by, Maria 




Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Oh Deer!

A little project to whet your rug hooking appetite. 
 
The braided edge gave me fits but I'll share some tips that I discovered about braiding in my next post. Maria