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Thinking About Another Rug August 8, 2011

Filed under: Crocheted rugs,Rug making,Rya rugs — Janet @ 2:32 am

I found that little booklet giving the nice rya Norwegian designs and more or less selected one to use as a starter for doing another rug myself.  But I’ve decided to use a crochet hook and the stiff rug canvas commonly used for latchet hooked rugs.

  progress so far, starting out with an idea to use orange and red, now finding that using the crochet hook means pretty much going in straight lines – and it’s hard on the knuckles wielding the crochet hook and pulling those strands of rug wool through the canvas.  Then I began to think more about Emily Carr and her paintings of trees.  Now I am leaning in that direction as a source for my design ideas.

  This was the rya design I liked in the little Norwegian booklet.

   Emily Carr painting (from the internet)

report on my design process to be continued…….


2 Responses to “Thinking About Another Rug”

  1. mlegan Says:

    You must have affected my brain with the Emily Carr paintings. We are choosing some tile to go behind our new woodstove and I fell in love with accent tiles that look like that painting. They are from a Seattle area artist, too. Isn’t the internet fun?

  2. Janet Says:

    I’d love to see a picture of your tiles – who is the artist?

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