Friday, January 29, 2010

Latest Rug Project

Wow, it's been a long time since I blogged. I've been working on a rug that I drew that simply says "Saratoga" in honor of my hometown. I've had this rug on the back burner for awhile, but decided to finally get started.

I had already decided where it was going to hang, so that became a factor in my choice of colors. I had some lovely casserole-dyed wool that I was keeping for myself, and I decided this was the project to use it in. Here is a photo of one of the pieces of wool.
It was great fun snipping and cutting the strips to get just the color combos I wanted. Once the main part of the rug was finished, I knew it needed a border. Since there wasn't a lot of green in the background, I found a textured "as is" green wool that I liked, and I'm in the process of adding three rows around the rug.

Here is a photo of the rug to date:

Color is more vibrant than the photo shows. I'm toying with the idea of having the rug framed, something I've never done. Since it's going to hang high up on a wall, I think a frame will set it off nicely. Once it's framed, I'll post a picture.


Kim said...

I love your dyed wool. Beautiful sunset-like effect. It has me dreaming of future rug ideas.
As for framing it, I am wanting to frame my latest but have never done that before. Any advice would be appreciated.

Woolly Mammoth Woolens said...

Thanks for your kind words. I'll let you know how I make out with the framing experience. Hope it works!

Corinne Burke said...

O My, that is a beautiful piece of wool and to see it hooked is even better.

Wendie Scott Davis said...

Thanks for the nice comment on my blog - it brought me back to yours, and I've been too busy lately to visit.

Your wool for this project is amazing, as it its application. I'm not a big one for framing, but I think you may be right - it might just be the crowning glory for this one.