Hurrah! I’ve finished (nearly) the punched version of Magdalena’s Horses. After the brown threads were punched I started on the grey.
Then, completed the little corner of dark blue. Here is Magdalena’s hooked rug.
The above picture is the original from which I took my inspiration. The photo below is my attempt.
Although there are always things I would change about a punched piece once I’ve finished, I’m going to leave this one alone, with one exception. The white horse, in the original, has a pink eye, and though I’m more comfortable with a horse that has a grey eye, I think I’ll change that little detail. 🙂 After I’ve fixed that, I will do the coffee staining which, I’m hoping, will soften the hard edges a bit.
One thing I’m thinking about as I’m completing magdalena’s horses, is the lamb’s tongue edging. If you look closely at the original, you will see that the top and bottom edges of the rug have, what looks to me like, grey wool lamb’s tongues. hmmm…. I’m not sure how I’ll be approaching that, yet, but I’ll let you know! In the meantime, I think I’ll take a page out of Otis’s book…
…and perhaps I’ll dream of rug hooking!
until next time, be warm and happy!