Cape Rug, 2012
Wool strips on linen, 24.5" x 37"
When I began rug hooking, about four years ago, I was thrilled with the brightly colored, pre-cut wool that was offered for sale on Ebay. I bought many of the bright colors with no idea what I would do with them. It was the beginning of my stash (which continues to grow and grow - it has a life of its own....).
I started this rug about three and a half years ago using my bright strips, but didn't finish it. When I was having chemo, it went into the closet, and I didn't give it another thought. This year I'm trying to finish projects (And, boy, do I have a lot of unfinished projects! Every time I see something new, I want to try it. Very bad habit!)
I read about Waldoboro rugs, and of course, I wanted to try the technique. The star fish and the shells were hooked very high, the loops were cut, and then the shapes were clipped with scissors to form the high pile and three-dimensional design motif.