Thursday, 22 August 2013

Hubby Rug

I have finally got around to working on my hubby rug again. Since the last stage I have started on his shirt and on the background. I had to dye a special blue/grey for the shirt. I just boiled different shades of blues and some dark grey together to remove some of the dye. I then added some blue and black together and added that as well, adding one piece of wool back in at the time. The darkest first and the lightest when there was very little dye left in the pot. It worked out well. / I am quite happy with the colour of the background also. It is black and antique black/green. Lots more to do, but hopefully it will be finished by the end of October for the Stitches and Craft show.
I am also working on my Love Rug; one more picture to go, but I'll post that when it's off the frame as it takes too much to sew it back on. Happy hooking :))


  1. This is looking good Chris. What a difference it has made once the darker contrast of the shirt and background was added. Anne

  2. Hi Christina, you are doing an amazing job on this rug.The colors are so beautiful and I really love the way you are doing the background. I'm looking forward to seeing some more progress on this.

    1. Thanks Julia, I am working flat out on it at the moment trying to finish it before the end of October for our Melbourne Stitches and Craft show.

  3. so impressed with your rug Chris. Joy

  4. This portrait is amazing, chris! x