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Friday, September 17, 2010

Shopping, anticipation, and photos

Friday, September 17, 2010:  YEAH - it's Friday.  I know I keep promising pictures and I really will post some when I get home tonight because I want to show everybody the fabric I bought today. My first big LH (locker hook) rug was a real bear of a learning project, my second LH rug is almost done.  I just couldn't help myself - today I went to the fabric store and had the best time. I picked out really off the wall colorful fabric that will be quite interesting when hooked, I am sure of that.  I bought 2 yards of each fabric, except one was on sale for 1.58, so I got the rest of the bolt which was only 5 yards - but at that price - wow. The others were 2.95.  If I ever see a sale for 1.00/yard - I may need to call a transfer truck to help me get it home!!   Anyway, I will add pictures to this post tonight of my fabric and of my progression with LH rug #2.  /Deb

Okay - here's the pictures (I'm home from work now!!)
After I sewed the cotton cord around my edge (on the wrong side, the back side) I couldn't find my cotton yarn, so I decided to use a matching wool yarn for wrap the edge of the rug.

 As I hooked around the edges, I was not happy with the way that wool yarn looked, so I wrapped it with the actual cotton fabric I was using. It was like wrapping ace bandage, trying to keep it smooth and untwisted, but I liked it better. 
Just for fun - this is the pile of loose strings from when I tear the cotton fabric (this much came from about a yard or so.)  It seems there should be a use for this stuff - any ideas?
As you can see, I have maybe 10 rows left - but I went ahead and put the picture on here, because I would be too tired later tonight after I hopefully have finished it.

NOW - for the whimsical colorful fabric I bought today for my 3rd LH rug!!

I have no idea yet how I'm going to design these fabrics. I need to figure out if I'm going to start in the center and work in rectangles, or start around the outer edge and work inward, or work in rows - just don't know yet.  But, first I have to relax and finish LH rug #2.  


Kim said...

Wow, I can't wait to see how you use all those funky fabrics in your next rug. Its going to be beautifully creative!

Julia said...

I'm impressed with the speed you get things done. At this rate your will be in business real soon. I love the rose fabric and the stripe one next to it because they are my favorite colors.

Can't wait to see your next creation. JB

Deb said...

Thanks Kim and Julia. Yes - I think this 3rd LH rug is going to be quite creative. I'm not sure I can do curves, but I can alter the straight lines. I think I'll start with a couple of straight lines down the middle the long way and see where it goes from there. /Deb

KathyB. said...

You can do curves, you can do curves, you CAN do curves~ looking forward to seeing the progression.