Yesssss! I finally got to start working on the rug. I am letting all that luscious beautifully dyed yarn slide through my fingers as I punch (there I go, complimenting myself on what a great job I did with the dyeing...but you know what? I did!), and feeling very excited to finally get this underway.
I'm amazed at how much I got done yesterday. Unfortunately, because I cannot show this rug until fall of 2015, I can only put up a picture of a tiny fraction of what's hooked or I'll give the pattern and theme away. (to see why it's a rug-in-hiding, go to this post)
So here's a little bit of how it looks, enough so that the background shows.
That's actually the back of the rug, not the front, as I am punching it so I am working on the back.
The fun has begun; I've already had to adjust a number of things, so creative license is in full swing--flowing, and I am loving it. Given that I felt this whole project was a burden from the instant I said yes, I am now beginning to see and experience the gifts it could bring me--whether or not anyone else ever likes the rug.
Oh, I just love that background. And to think that I created it. What fun.
I'm a textile artist (traditional rug hooking, punch needle rug hooking, and other textile arts), long-time meditator and coach, focused on learning about the interplay of art, creativity, and mindfulness every day.
NEXT INTRO TO ZENTANGLE CLASS:
My next Beginning Zentangle® class will be for a private group in October. That class is full.
I'll be teaching another beginning class at the Greenfield Community Center in the spring of 2019, date to be determined. They do not have a website so please call them for more information.
I am always happy to teach 1-1 and/or in a small group in your home.)
Come and amaze yourself!
SITES TO WATCH:
Insight Meditation Society
Oxford Rug Hooking School
Zentangle: The Official Site
Green Mountain Rug Hooking
Massachusetts Tarot Society