So here I was at my last post - my Pickering Oak rug wasn't very colourful at all and I was kind of stuck until I dyed some wool. This rug was designed by Gene Shepherd.
It is sort of sad how much progress I made until I really had to stop and dye the wool.
I pulled out the un-dyed wool that I purchased for this endevour.
I prepared my wool and dyes and water and took a deep breath.
And I started to spoon the various dyes onto the wool to look like turning leaves.
I stacked and repeated the process while watering down the dyes as I went until I had all of my pieces ready to go. Then into the oven they went.
Until the wool had cooked and came out steaming and colourful.
After the wool had dried I had a much better idea of what I had - I had some splotchy wool that just might work! Yey!
Hooking the wool in order and paying attention to where the colours were in concentration I hooked almost three leaves so far and I love how vibrant they are turning out! They look like leaves slowly turning on the tree in rich fall colours and against the dark background they really pop - the picture is actually a little dull compared to the reality of the wool.
Needless to say I am very happy with how it is coming along and I am looking forward to hooking the other leaves and the rest of the rug!