SPRING – LOCKER HOOKING RUG – CHICKENS

18 02 2013

Hello,

SPRINGTIME IN THE SOUTH BEDROOM

It may be windy and bitter cold outside but in the south bedroom its spring. 

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WORKING ON THE LOCKER HOOKED RUG

I have started on the locker hooked rug.  Its slow going but will be worth it when its done.  I do like  rugs.  They are sturdy and stand the test of time .  I have had a few for many years,  they have been heavily used and they are still as good as the day I made them.  They are very thick.  They can be made out of any type of material. 

P1020381All the roving is locked together with the yarn or thread.  The only thing that has to be purchased is the hook which you can buy online and the canvas which you can buy at Jo-Ann’s or online.    Its a very reasonable craft which can use old sheets old blankets, what have you.

P1020384As you can see the cream colors are different shades, some darker.  If I wanted to make a perfect rug I would have had a whole fleece, that way I could ensure that it would all be the same.    This rug was meant to use up leftovers so the cream will be different throughout.

When It’s through there is some sewing in of the ends of the roving and then its done.    When washing these rugs I either put them a set tub or in the sink and let them soak with some detergent and some  cool to warm water. Rinse well, I always add my herbal moth away concoction of essential oils to the final rinse to insure there will be no moth damage and hang to dry.

CHICKENS

The chickens have been enjoying the snack from the co-op.  Greens and cooked broccoli stems were the snack of the day.  Yesterday every morsel was eaten.

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Happy days for them, I am grateful to the co-op , it gives the hens a lot of variety during winter.

Thank you so much for reading my blog and I hope you have a wonderful day.              Carole

xxxxx


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23 02 2013
Bealtaine Cottage

The colours in the rug are just amazing…so vivid and bright!

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