The Mystery Rug continues.....

I’m making good progress on my current “Mystery Rug”.  I have hooked all the blue wool I dyed and cut with my new 8.5 cutter blade.  It gives the piece a nice “painterly” effect.  Just what I was looking for.  (There’s a hint….)

I’m excited about this project, because except for a few “as is” wool strips, this will be my first rug using all wool dyed by me.  The next area to be worked will need some warm golden yellows.  I bought a new (for me) dye system, called The Wooly Mason Jar Color Wheel Dye System.  This system is the brainchild of Lucy Richard of Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.  She promises that it is an easy system, because she has done all the figuring out for me.  I hope so!  It comes with a video, which I haven’t watched yet.  First I have to figure out how to use the new DVD player that hubby bought.  (Men and their toys!)

Next weekend I’ll get together with a rug hooking friend and fellow wool dyer and we will use this new system.  I can’t wait!  We’ll watch the video a few times through, while enjoying tea and fruitcake, and then we'll rev up the mason jars to make some beautiful wool. With the cold and blustery weather we’re having here in south central Pennsylvania, hooking with a warm golden yellow wool will be wonderful.

There’s a lot of beauty out there, but I’ll be in the kitchen with my Wooly Mason Jars!

A close-up of a section of the blues.

A close-up of a section of the blues.

Another section of the rug with my dyed wool... plus a few as-is worms!

Another section of the rug with my dyed wool... plus a few as-is worms!

The Wooly Mason Jar dye system.  Or "my new toys" as I call it.

The Wooly Mason Jar dye system.  Or "my new toys" as I call it.