Shown with the newest received at the top.
During this course I learned the importance of colour planning and fabric selection as well as how and when to carry out these two activities. This information plus the technical advice provided on how to hook the wool to achieve the best possible look is invaluable information for any rug hooker. Loved it.
Sharee added a border inspired by the Queen Ann’s Lace. I love how delicate it is. Notice that the leaves are outlined in a lighter green that really sets them off the background. A variety of values of green was used to hook the vine which brings it to life.
Hi Cindi, here is my Queen Ann Stair riser finished, I hooked it in a 5 and 7 cut. I’m going to use it as a table runner.
I have been thinking about this for a while now, and I think there are a number of things that will stay with me from that course. It was my first ever experience hooking on rug warp and I was surprised to find that I really liked it. So much so that this week I went out and bought some and have drawn up a pattern for a floor rug to hook using yarn. I think the rug warp will work really well for that as it will hold the yarn in place better than linen. I also learned that a background doesn’t always have to be a solid colour or variations of that colour. I love hit and miss, so I chose to follow your suggestion and do my background using multiple colours in hit and miss with squiggly instead of the traditional straight lines. I love the effect it gave the rug. The course would be very helpful to a novice or experienced rug hooker as it takes you through the entire process from selecting your colour plan to the finished edges of the stair runner. It’s a great course!
Joanne did not have stair to attach stair risers to so she used the extra backing around the pattern to create a small mat.
No stairs? No problem. Surely you have a small vertical space, right?
I may have gone off on my own with color placement here! And that was a big takeaway for me – to make it my own and break free of rules sometimes!
Not only is the pattern wonderful, but there is lots of opportunity to work with value and shading. Learning to shade flower petals will help in all future projects! Color planning for motifs and background an important part of the class and lots of lessons in that as well.
The red version was hooked in 2005, the neutral one in 2021. It was fun to revisit the pattern and to hook in a color palette chosen by the Charter Students of the course.
Noticed how I simplified the rose in the neutral version? I teach how to do this in the course.
How to submit your finished piece
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