Saturday, October 10, 2009

Sharing my Wool Pattern available at my Etsy shop


http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32379481

Recently finished hooking a portrait of our KirbyKat sleeping in my wool hooking basket. He is often there on cool evenings, which we are finally starting to get again here in Houson. KirbyKat was always the ring tailed toot of our cat herd, and I still think of him as the baby cat.(12 years old in human years) Over the years, we've slowed down considerably and so has he. I have the pattern for this rug listed on Etsy. It will be on linen(wonderful and durable as a hooking background). The particular background I choose is called hit and miss, although if you are considering hooking a rug, you most likely know that. :) The cat's paws(so far as I know) are my own spin on a familar shape often used along the border of a hooked or penny rug. That familiar shape is generally called a sheep tongue. It's kind of amazing when you think of how many of us that do hooking, also have cats in our home, hearth, and heart. So perhaps, you know of an earlier version of a hooked rug with it, I'd love to know. It isn't like inventing an airplane, but always fun to "invent" a new way of looking at something common.

I do think this would make quite a nice top for a footstool of these dimensions. There is a French term for tricking the eye, but of course, I never think to google such as that before blogging. One of the reasons, I'm not hurrying to finish it...

The design area of the rug is 20 inches by 25 inches on the linen pattern. I'm working on paper patterns that would come with the design drawn at 12 x 16 or so with my permission to increase or decrease the size for personal use. I'm reserving the right to do custom hooking of someone's personal pet, although there may not be a big market for that at any rate. However, if you personally are interested in a rug of your cat, and don't do rughooking, you can contact me through a convo at my etsy shop. Depending on materials and difficulty of hooking, I'd probably charge between $200 - $300. . for the rug. But it would be one of a kind. One half of the fee would be due at the beginning of the project to purchase materials, (that portion would be nonrefundable). The second half of the fee would be due upon completion. All shipping fees would be paid by me. I could change the background to a single color if that would fit into your decorating better. I'm not out to hook the cat world, but I do love hooking them...

1 comment:

Lisa Curcio said...

That is a beautiful rug!