Friday, January 23, 2015

Starting A New Rug

 This is the next rug I am going to hook, my pattern below is adapted from the one above which I found on pinterest and the rug is from Canada, c. 1880, made from wool and cotton.

 This is my version, I was going to put a current year on it, but now I am rethinking it. Would you put the date on there,  put an old date or leave it off?
This is the wool that I have chosen so far, I am going to need some more blues, but we will see as I go along!
ENJOY!

8 comments:

  1. I do love that rug. I've seen it hooked recently by a couple other bloggers. I personally would leave the date off. JMHO.
    Hugs :)
    Lauren

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  2. I've never been a fan of putting old dates on rugs - I like to use the current year or leave it off completely. Great designs and your wools look like they're perfect for this!

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  3. I love that old rug too! Your version is going to be wonderful. I'm not one to add a modern date. If I added a date it would be 1815. I think this rug would look good with or without a date. It's a personal choice. Can't wait to see yours hooked. You picked out some great wools. Lori

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  4. I have also hooked an adaptation of that rug, you will enjoy it. BTW, Polly Minick told me you had great things to say about a rug of mine on Pinterest. So I went on Pinterest but couldn't find what rug or comment you made. But thank you for your kind words, whatever they were.

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  5. I would put the current year on the rug, that way people would assume that is when it was hooked 100 years from now. I'd also put it on the pot. just saying :-)

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  6. Great rug to remake! I made a couple pieces with the current year... and then deceded these designs are too vintage to start the date with a 2? lol! So, I either start with 18 and add the current last 2, so this year's rugs are 1815. Or, just make up an older date...

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  7. If I would put a date on here I would use the current year. Just my choice, I wonder if 100 years from now, if these rugs are hopefully still around, it will look like people did a lot of hooking in the 1800's and they didn't hook anything in the 2000's. LOL.... but if you put a label on the back that would answer that question....

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  8. Thanks for all your thoughts!! I did not get to hook much over the weekend, so I will give it some thoughts and let you all know what I decide!!

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