Sunday, February 20, 2011

Progress is so slow.... but worth the time, a conundrum


Hooked rugs have to by their very nature be made one loop at a time. Here is the rose floral rug I've shown before. The BRIGHT yellow outlining near the top left is a place holder. I've begun filling in the background with wool recently purchased from Heavens to Betsy. Wanted darker green to help separate the floral motif from the varied greens in the background. Christy Mason of Double M Woolens dyed the remainder of the wools for this rug, as I had not yet begun to dye... Although the colors in my personal palette tend to look very similar to what you see here. 

Being in the moment isn't absolutely necessary to pull loops, but it makes such a difference in how much enjoyment you can derive from hooking. This rug has been in progress for well over a year, and it will be awhile until it can be bound and whipped. So important to me, to finish it with consciousness. Life is made of such moments.

6 comments:

Orange Sink said...

That is a very beautiful rug! Lovely colors and love the way you are executing them! Enjoy every moment it takes to create it!
Cathy G

Jaja said...

Awesome work Jo, I just Love my Lady Liberty, Keep on making the pretties!
Sending Hugs, Jaja

Kim said...

It's looking beautiful. I just ordered wool from Heavens to Betsy for the first time. I'm anxious for it to arrive.

WoolenSails said...

What a beautiful rug, love the antique shades you are using.

Debbie

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Beautiful rug you have in the works!

Doris said...

Beautiful rug Jo, my kind of color. Love the rose and green combination.