Tuesday, June 23, 2009
More "Gray" Rug Hooking
Here is another of my "gray" pieces. At the moment I just have these two (the gray flower runner and this pillow) however I'm very tempted to do another. A lot of rug hookers won't use gray but I really love the way both of the pieces turned out and don't think the gray takes away or dulls the pieces at all. I tend to be a renegade hooker and don't follow the "rules" but in my opinion, as with any art form, one should be allowed free expression - there are no rules in my hooking!
I actually did not hook both pieces in the last few weeks either. I do work fast but not that fast! I did them last year as inventory for a possible upcoming show or for the local shop but I figured why not open them up to my Etsy audience too.
Gray is rather appropriate at the moment on the east coast. This has been an awful June (and I don't think May was that great either). Last night on the news they said we have had 1 day of full sun in June, and 17 out of 22 days with rain! Yesterday we were lucky - the sun peaked out a few times. The forecast for the week is partly cloudy too so there are peaks of sun predicted each day. The best is yet to come - the forecast for the weekend, extending into next week, looks most sunny and seasonal - yippee - just in time for our week at the beach starting Saturday!