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!