When I was recently in Oregon visiting our son and his family, our daughter-in-law, Sarah, mentioned how nice it would be to have a hooked rug on the floor on her side of the bed. “Something soft and cushiony to step onto in the morning- perhaps with sunflowers”. Now I’m not a big flower person, but the mention of sunflowers and their bright and beautiful yellow color, put a smile on my face and a design idea in my mind. I'm always thinking of hooked rug designs.
Another design element, which I’ve had in mind for a rug, is Grizzly Peak, the mountain seen from the back of their home. Combining the mountain in the distance and the sunflowers in the foreground would make a great rug design!
The pattern, which will be about four feet long and almost two feet high, came together quickly. The best part is that the colors I envisioned all went together beautifully. This is going to be a fun rug to hook!
I had much of the wool on hand, but had to dye the yellows and greens. The sky blue wool I will dye when I get to that part. All of the wool gathered together is beautiful! I can’t wait to start hooking.
It would be nice to make this rug as a surprise for Sarah, but I’m not good at surprises. I hope Sarah – and you- will enjoy seeing her rug as I post progress in the weeks to come.
There’s a lot of beauty out there and in hand-dyed wool waiting to be hooked!