Saturday, August 30, 2008

My First Wool Hooked Rug is FINISHED ! !


Presenting my first originally designed and first wool rug ever FINISHED!

I'm VERY good at beginning projects, but really b-a-a-a-d at finishing. It's something like loosing a friend when I finish a project (or even a good book!) and no one likes that!

I can proudly say I'm done. Every bit, bob and tail. It's been freshly steamed and is drying on my Big Board. It measures 19 x 25 and will rest by my (rarely used) front door. Yes, yes, INSIDE the house, lol. The wool is cut into a #8 which is 1/4" wide.

I am completely self-taught, and used Wendy's Site for help with the binding. I purchased my wool from Wendy as well, and I strongly recommend her company. She traded several emails with me to aid in my selections. Funny thing, her shop is about 10 miles from where I lived Ohio. Too bad I didn't rug hook then! Wool seems a little scarce here in the Sonoran Desert, d'oh!

I designed it onto freezer paper and transferred the design by taping it to my large sliding glass door. It was nice not having to reverse the pattern like you would do with applique.

I want to get a second rug designed and started..."Oh Wendy....."

Enjoy!

9 comments:

Tanya Brown said...

Hooray for you! This rug is simply charming.

Bev in SW Ohio said...

Congrats!!!! I know HOW you are and I'm proud that I've known you to finish more than you claim. I'm hoping to 'see' the quail in person after your vacation when we come to Tucson. Hugs, Bev

Jules said...

How cute. Great job on finishing. I am not good at finishing either.

Erika said...

good!

rianammerman said...

Yay, I'm so proud of you!

It's dang sweet! Can't wait to see the next one.

Connie W said...

Looks terrific!

goddettops said...

Great! Hooray! Looks good. I always love finishing a project. That gives me the opportunity to pick-up a project which I have laid aside, or begin the new project I have been itching to start. LOL!

Ruth's Place said...

It's lovely! Congrats on the finish!

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

The rug looks great...I have had a one waiting to be started for years. Maybe someday.