Tag: linen

Belgian Linen Crossback Maker’s Apron

I’ve been itching to make myself a super cute smock.  There is something romantic about the idea.  Somehow I believe that I will put it on and be magically transported to wide open farm vistas padding around barefoot with either my basket of veggies or basket of knitting.  Big deep pockets will hold my phone, my scissors, my rug hook, etc., etc.  My dog frolicking in the tall grass.  Yeah.

Finally, it is a reality!  I was able to source some truly lovely heavy weight Belgian linen and sat down to sort out a design.  I’m thrilled with how it came out.  It is both timeless and able to pull its weight in the studio or kitchen and even just part of my daily wardrobe.  This style is now available in my shop for you, too.  And I have a bevy of other style ideas I need to draft out.  So much more to come!

Work in Progress

my design traced out and ready to be transferred to the foundation fabric

It was dismally rainy here a couple of days ago, so I holed up in my studio and tackled designing a rug to hook.  I love oriental rugs, so I took my lead from that.  I combined some motifs from rugs I have in the house with adaptations of a photoshop brush or two and then threw in a dash of  traditional primitives in the form of a penny design.  Me being me, I couldn’t have a perfectly centered asymmetrical pattern.  I’m always intrigued with what the mind’s eye needs to fill in, so I let things run amok and fall of the edges of the piece.

the design is on its linen foundation and is ready to get hooked!

I’m anxious to get hooking and start playing with colors.  I’m thinking mottled creamy tones for the background with soft pinks, browns, greens, and turquoise for the main body of the design.  But you never know with me.  That may well all change.