Monday, November 5, 2012


Rug Hooked Pillow
Hand dyed wool, 14", 2012

This pillow is made from an old Karlkraft pattern that I bought on Ebay.  The pattern is the rooster with a plain background. Not wanting to hook the background in one color, I took my Sharpie and drew a landscape.  I used the colors from the bird in the background. 

I put the pillow together 4 days ago and already had to take it apart and repair "the cat" pulls.  Guess I'll have to put it away for now.

Penny Rug

Penny Rug
Hand dyed wool, 29" x 21 1/2"
Private collection

I completed this penny rug in a class at The Quilted Crow in Boxborough, MA with Diane Daniels.  This is her design and it is made with hand dyed wool. I cut each applique and basted it to the base fabric before doing the decorative stitches to attach the pieces. All the tongues are backed for a neat appearance. The back is covered with a pumpkin colored cotton.