Friday, May 14, 2010


This is some of my new dying in multi colors ~ I have no idea what you call it ~ maybe spot dying! Time consuming but so interesting to see what the results are.  I'll call this one Autumn ~ I did four quarter yards ~ each individually ~ no doubt, there is an easier way!!!!!

These are combinations of bluegreens ~ some more blue than others ~ kind of an experiment in combinations and differences in  the base color of wool used.  So stay tuned ~ there will be more ~ several weeks ago I dyed one beautiful piece of  sea green ~ wonder if I can recreate that one!!

I have a few MShaw patterns that I will be selling. This one is called Rabbit over Carrot and I have this one in monk's cloth and linen.  A while ago, I sent her pictures of the Catfish rug and Rabbit rug that I hooked that were her designs, and she asked if I would like to sell some of her patterns.  I received some yesterday and will take them to the hook-in tomorrow at Lake Farmpark in Kirtland and after that I will put them up on the website.  Margaret Shaw is a folk art painter, primarily, but also creates rug patterns from her designs. I've always loved her work and am glad to be able to offer some of her patterns to my fellow rug hookers.

This is Henhouse ~ another pattern that I have.  If you see anything you like, email me or call and I'll save it for you! These hooked images are from Margaret Shaw.
That's it for today!  I've had Luke and Luci for a couple of days, grandson Logan yesterday who got sick at school, took Luci to her ice cream social at school last evening and then went to Camden's 3rd grade concert, which was very cute!  Today, I'm going to work on some more dying, packing for the show and then I hand off Luke and Luci to their aunt so grandma can help pack the truck and be ready to leave at 6 a.m. for the hook-in!!!!  This is the first time I've been a vendor at a hook-in and I'm looking forward to it a lot!!  Very fun!  I'll take pictures!  Have a good weekend everybody!!!!


Kim said...

Great job with the wool. I love hooking with those types of pieces. They add so much dimension and character to the rugs. Its my favorite thing to break up the boredom of a large background. Keep posting your new experiments!

MyCretanlife said...

your dyed fabric looks lovely also like what you have been hooking. Think the rabbit is so cute.

Reading up a storm said...

What kind of material did you use for the first two pictures? I thought your dyes would take to batik or tie-dye. I once bought some colored scarfs, tied them and dipped in bleach. Interesting what came out but I have no pictures - it was 40 years ago.