Saturday, September 28, 2013

Hand Dyed Values of Rug Hooking Wool

Transitions of Color
I've been having fun experimenting with acid dyeing wool fabric from Woolrich lately and am loving the results. This is the Wandering Method in 4 values over 1/4 yard each piece. These are long quarters cut along the length of the fabric so that there is no stretch when hooking rugs. I'm calling this one Buttered Rum and offering the whole lot, 1 yard total, for $52.00. Or, if you need less of each color, I will sell in 1/8 yard pieces of each value or total of 1/2 yard for $26.00. Or one long quarter, one value, for $13.00; state which value: 1, 2, 3 or 4.

Value 1

Value 2

Value 3

Value 4

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Canada Geese

This is a project I finished about 1-1/2 years ago for my husband's 65th birthday. We both love Canada geese and often take a ride on one of his motorcycles up the Natchez Trace on what we call a goose hunt. Late afternoon, we often see them feeding and sometimes with babies. We love the fact that they mate for life and when we see two, we will say, "there's a married couple" or in the case of odd numbers, an old bachelor. We've enjoyed this hand hooked pillowed and it is currently residing on our bed. Hooked in a size 4 cut of mostly hand dyed (by me) wool. The back and cording were dyed at the same time as most of the blue in the water. Lenny Feenan, The Burning Artist drew the pattern for me. It was a pleasure to hook.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Hello After a Long Break!

I was sure that it had been some time since I had posted to my blog and was I ever right! Retirement has been a lot busier than I ever imagined! Thank you all for your patience while I have taken a break. I seemed to have gotten more interested in rug hooking than weaving in the last few years but I vow to get back to weaving and even some dyeing - maybe not cellulose/plant fibers such as cotton, rayon and tencel; I have become quite interested in dyeing wool fabric for my own hooking and it may be, down the road, that I offer some wool fabric and yarn for sale. But, for now, I am enjoying the learning process. On a personal note, we have a new four-legged member in our family, Petey Belle. He is a merle cockapoo and as of August 3, he is 4 months old. He just completed obedience school and obeys most of the time. Hopefully, maturity will help obedience. (; Here are a few pictures of him. I promise in some upcoming posts to do some 'show and tell' of my rug hooking and even one woven piece. (I must put something on the loom!)