Jacobean flowers are so fanciful with all the colors and vines winding in and out.  I have to say creating this rug has been a blast.  It will be almost 4 foot long when finished.  I had it all sketched out but when I got near the top portion I made many changes so please ignore my scribbles.  I’m thinking of a solid black for a background to make it all pop.  I can definitely see doing another in a smaller version for a chair pad.  

My evolving rug and its never ending changes

After picking wildflowers that randomly came up along the woods in my yard and laying them in a basket gave me the idea this would make a nice rug.  My intentions were, I thought, pretty good.  A nice bunch of flowers in a basket.  Yes, I like that idea.

In my stash of wool I have a beautiful cloth that depending on how you look at it is a deep blue or a deep green.  It all depends on the light.  It would make for a perfect background. 


I drew my design up on my cloth and started.  I wasn’t at all like the wildflowers I imagined them to be.  Rip it out…..start over…..the flowers were to stout and thick…..the basket too large and clunky looking…..maybe an urn?  a clay pot?……rip it out and begin again.  This poor cloth can’t take much more!  




Backgrounds for me are tedious as they don’t change much.  I added some movement but it didn’t have the subtlety I imagined sooooooo…..another change in the making.  This poor cloth can’t take much more!

I now have the flowers I wanted all along.

Next up,  a border….tongues?…..leaves?…. or a combination.  I will have to dig deep into the recesses…..or maybe I’ll just wing it!!  


Wonders Never Cease

I’ve been busy dying wool & spinning Moire thread for a friend.  I have to say when I look at the very first wool I spun (yes, I saved it) that was bulky, chunky and so unevenly spun to getting down to the nitty gritty of spinning thread that I am floored at my progress.  I’ve been at spinning less than a year, self taught, still learning and wondering what my next adventure in spinning will be.  Maybe there’s some Art Yarn in the near future, maybe a Penny Rug or Punch Needle?  I think we are all like that, the projects just keep lining up!