Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Getting Closer

I'm making great progress on my New York Beauty rug! Hope to be completely finished with the hooking by the end of July. Then I need to decide if I'm going to bind it or have it framed. The last rug I had framed was stretched unevenly, and I was very disappointed. Does anyone have any pros or cons on framing rugs??

I've had a lot of fun working on this rug and have been able to use colors I don't normally use. A great way to use up scraps.

My other concern while working on this rug has been the unevenness of my loops. I usually try to keep the loops as uniform as possible, but the many points in this rug have made it necessary to reverse direction a lot causing loops to look uneven. I guess I'm being too picky, but I find myself looking at loops in everyone's rugs. I have to remember that rugs are normally viewed at a distance where loop height doesn't come into play.

Anyway, I'm thinking about a purple textured border for the rug, perhaps with a green stripe one time around. Right at the moment, my cat Frank is sprawled on the rug having a bath. I swear he thinks I put the rug on the floor just for his comfort.

Hope you all have a great day. It's supposed to be in the 90s today, so I opted out from an outdoor hook-in at Jule Marie Smith's. I'm sure it will be wonderful, but I'm thinking hooking inside with the AC is a better idea followed by a dip in the pool!


Orange Sink said...

Your rug is the most gorgeous thing I've ever laid eyes on!!!! I've only framed smaller pieces so I'm not much help in the framing dept. Whatever you choose this rug will dazzle those fortunate enough to see it! Wow!
Cathy G

Woolly Mammoth Woolens said...

Thanks so much Cathy!! It's a gift for my daughter on the occasion of her wedding!!

Gayle said...

WONDERFUL colors in this rug. I'm a quilter too, so I love that it combines my two loves! Your daughter is so lucky!