Her daughter, Angela Holmes took up the craft two years ago and seems to be a chip off the ole block, the apple not falling too far from the tree!! Her latest project is a gift for her cousins little boy who lives in Saskatchewan. The nursery was decorated with owls and birds and she wanted something to blend with the theme. She found inspiration on the internet and used some of these elements to come up with this clever design. The rug took a month to complete and was done in a #6 cut.
Momma dyed almost all the wool with the exception of the abrashed ecru for the background and antique red for the border. Anne took a dye class with me a few years ago and has been dyeing for her projects ever since. Anne says her stash has taken a few hits since her daughter took up the craft but wool is for sharing and when you have kids....well we all know what that's like! What's yours is theirs.......
Momma received the privilege of whipping the rug and she finished it at our Wednesday evening hook-in this past week. I always keep a supply of dyed antique red yarn in the shop for a blended custom look when using the Dorr Antique Red. Matching the whipping yarn with the border of any rug is a nice touch, giving it a custom finish.
Angela had labels machine embroidered on the rug binding to send a message of love and also to sign and date the rug. What a clever way to personalize a gift and it is so elegant and professional looking.