Thursday, June 9, 2011

Rug Design

Being immobile has let me venture into the big wide world of blogland the last month. It's been fun going to other countries (from blogland) and seeing what everyone is doing around the world. I am really loving what I am seeing! So many creative and very talented artists. I love the many different designs in rugs. For some this task comes easy and others well it can be a bit of a daunting challenge but the nice part for those who need help is that I found a few books/ E-patterns that can help. The first is from Mad Hen Primitives. Tonya has a couple of really great books that I have used for some of my own rug designs. The first one is called Inspiration From the Heart and Soul and her second book is called More Inspiration From the Heart and Soul. Tonya has great tips on how to make your rug your very own. My other find is from Bird In The Hand Primitives blog. Robin has several booklets for sale with doodle designs for rugs or other stitchery. I have not ordered but this is on my list to buy!!! Robin also has a horse freebie doodle on her blog! If I can somehow get to a dye pot I might just hook this one up. I should say I have not been able to stand on my feet for over a month now due to my little accident! I now have a plate and nine bolts to hold my ankle in place. You would think that I would have done a ton of rug hooking but it is really hard when your foot is up in the air! Now that things are healing hopefully I can start to rug hook again.

Designed by Elaine Fink

Other places to look for motifs for your designs are magazine's.   Here I have found shapes of objects that I love and turned it into a pattern.   You may use this design if you like but please name me as designer!  Please respect all artist out in blogland!  
 Would love to see your finished work.
Happy Hooking!    Elaine

No comments:

Post a Comment