Sunday, June 19, 2011

Here are the rugs

Now it time to start a new one

This is my latest creation, also designed by me.  It is called BEARLY  and  shows a mom Grizzley  and her two cubs strolling through the woods.  It was taken from photos of bears in Yellowstone, with the little cub facing you was seen at Hebgen Lake.  I made this for my granddaughter's graduation present.

Here is WHILE REINDEER SLEEP designed by me after I saw internet photos of a moose hitched up to haul logs in the north woods.  I figured if they could haul logs they could haul Santa

This rug is called 3 U's. It was done before Free Ride was started. I hooked the sheep fleece from locks of wool from my sheep so it shows the three colors we were growing at that time. The border was hooked with handspun yarn, and the white flowers were hooked from angora handspun yarns made from our rabbits

This little hooked mat is a design of Pearl McGown, but I did not want to do it in the traditional fine hooking manner so I did it my way.  Most of the wool fabric was hand dyed by me, and the whipping around the edge was done with hand dyed handspun yarn from my sheep.

This rug is Howard's Floral.  It is from an Emma Lou Lais pattern; I did it because I wanted to try a primitive, and wanted to try using a number 8 cut.  This is the result.

This rug is FREE RIDE.  I took the photo of this elk in Yellowstone Park one year and I had to incorporate him into a rug.  The ravens and the magpie were natural companions of the elk so I used them in the compostion as well...

This shows my Tara rug done for my perky little scotty dog.    It hangs in my studio,  This was  the very first hooked rug I did, about 4-5 years ago now.  The border was hooked with yarn and the interior was hooked with wool fabric.  This rug appeared in Rug Hookers Magazine under beginners rugs.  


I am going to add some of my rug hooking designs that I have completed so far, and some of my punch needle ones that are either completed or in progress so that folks who are interested can go to my secondary blog listed on the right as the Dragons lair to select and purchase those designs or just look at them if they like.

The above punch needle shows the day time version of While Reindeer Sleep in progress, still in the frame I work them on.

 This is a watercolor of a night time version of While Reindeer sleep. See my hooked rugs to see it done up on hooking
 The Ryeland sheep punch needle shown here gives you one idea of how it can be worked up.
The Pumpkin patch design worked in punch needle and framed up.