Thursday, July 1, 2010

My first creation using my own palette wools. and Challenge Rugs

Last Saturday was the first Annual Hook in for the Kirby Hooking Circle. Our challenge theme was to design a rug with celestial elements. We were encouraged to explore a shape other than a true square. My entry is called "The Spiral Dance" and depicts the waxing and waning of day and night at the solstices. The summer solstice is the longest day in the year, which means the photo period (hours of sunlight are waning now. The hours of darkness are gaining ground and will be equal more or less to daylight when Fall begins.)

 The winner of the challenge was Martha Lowery with a super rug.(I voted for this one myself).  Sorry, the upload is turning photos and I'm not quite sure how to fix that.  Glad the one below didn't have Martha on her head. The large mum on her left lapel is actually her ribbon for the Challenge. :) Isn't it a wonderful design? The title is "Once in a TX moon, longhorns can fly"

There were 2 other rugs in the challenge display. A couple of other wonderful rugs were still works in progress. Sorry Lurie and TJ the program is turning them sidewise. Mine was upside down!


Cathy G. said...

Love your rug the Spiral Dance! Did you use tape binding to finish the edges? It is just wonderful!

Cathy G

moosecraft said...

Wow Jo!!! Your Spiral Dance is awesome! Love the colors, the way it's hooked AND the shape!

Cotton Eyed Jo said...

I bound the rug by cutting the foundation about an inch away from the edge of the rug and rolling that inch under. I basically whipped that roll as it went along with heavy duty thread. Then threaded the needle (big eye, bent tip) with two strands of two ply yarn dyed to match the colors in pickle jar. Not to classy ~ sort of like suntea, but it works. Pulling slowly allowed alternation of the colors without any extra work. :) Lazy and busy way to do it! Thanks!