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Tuesday, April 6, 2010
RABBIT RUG FINALE ~ ~ ~
and besides, that ~ I don't like to reverse hook! I think he'll be very happy there!
This is Mr. Rabbit's new home ~ in front of two comfy chairs that we almost never sit in! I really hooked it for my side of the bed, so that when I wake up, I have a nice soft rug for my tootsies to land on! For the rug hookers who are reading, I hook high and with a wide cut. Rugs hooked high and wide, especially for the floor, have a lot of substance to them ~ very soft and cushy ~ this rug has lots of substance!
This photo shows a couple of elements in the room that made me think Mr. Rabbit could be at home here. The rabbit pattern is drawn by Margaret Shaw, a painter ~ she also is the artist who painted the cat at the left of this picture. And the wooden folk art rabbit that perches on top of the cabinet, just told me that the rug belonged in here! I love M. Shaw's work (she also goes by that) and her rug hooking patterns are hard to find. She usually is at the summer show at Quailcrest Herb Farm north of Wooster in June ~ I'm going to try to get there and see what she has to offer.