HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY weekend, everyone. Please take a moment to remember why we are celebrating this day.
I'm working on getting a new project ready to hook. I have so many rugs on my hooking bucket list, but nothing is screaming my name. I've decided to try to hook a Magdalena Briner Eby rug. I find her style difficult to duplicate, but I am going to try ~ unless I wimp out and move on to something else . . . lol.
I know I've shown in the past how I transfer a pattern to linen, but maybe there is someone out there who has not seen this method.
I decided to hook this rug . . .
|Lousy color ~ I know :)|
. . . found in this book. (FYI . . . many people offer Magdalena patterns, but there is no copyright due to the age of the rugs.)
Here is the dog enlarged to the size I desired. I lay fiberglass window screen (found at the "big box" home improvement center) over the pattern. When buying screen, be sure to buy gray and not black :) Trace over with a black Sharpie.
Lay the pieces on your backing. Normally I don't pin, but did this time trying to get the placement the way I wanted it. Now trace over the pieces with your Sharpie.
This is what you end up with. I normally will trace over again for a more distinct line.
Next I will draw my outer border and then draw in the leaf between the crows and add the corner fans and go from there. The screen can be used over and over ~ a great way to share a pattern that has no copyright with a friend.
Last evening after work, DSO and I decided to head an hour and a half west to a huge antique mall. I read reviews ~ some favorable and some not so favorable. Well, I should have listened to the not so favorable. I maybe got through 1/4 of the booths before I couldn't take any more. For me to leave an antique mall without at least a cursory glance of every booth is unheard of. It was like a giant indoor flea market with antique shop prices. The only thing that made the trip worthwhile was that DSO found a treasure trove of old silver plate spoons at a very good price. I never would have made it to that isle. Thanks, Sweetie.
Thank you so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)