The Country Loft in La Mesa has a Polly Minick trunk show going on. It’s been beyond wonderful looking at the original rug I have always wanted to hook. The book that features her lovely rugs is The American collection Hooked Rugs. I love the book and have wondered how hard it would be to hook the chickens with the American flag . It looks like a big undertaking but anyone who knows me knows I love chickens.
My idea is hooking it in a little more primitive colors so it will definitely look different then Polly's chickens.
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I still will work on smaller rug projects but the chicken rug will be my big long drawn out project. I am in no hurry so it will be one of my many projects. My plan is to dye the background first. Right now my wools are soaking so tomorrow after I get back from a trip to my friend Dees garden I am going to dye my wools.
I plan on using a plaid red and over dye it a antique black using the Antique Colours for Primitive Rugs formulas using Cushing Acid Dyes. By Emma Lou Lais and Barbara Carroll. I love this dye book I am just going to be like the tortoise and the hare and take my time. Cheri