Taking a break from my Punch Needle
to work on some Rug Hooking,
before the weather
gets too warm.
Preparing my backing
Once my design is drawn on the straight of grain...
I zig-zag around my outer border, twice.
Choosing the wool is the fun part !
Soft, neutral colors will work well with this design.
I used to cut all of my wool strips by hand,
and sometimes will still do that...
but I love how my Townsend Cutter cuts the
strips like butter....
And when you have a lot of strips to cut,
it does the work in a fraction of the time.
It was so warm and sunny yesterday...
I sat outside and hooked away the afternoon.
All my scraps, snippets and straggly
wool strips go into a suet holder for the birds.
They will work at this until
there isn't even one wool strip remaining !
Then I will find some of them woven into nests.
Have a wonderful day my friends...