Monday, January 25, 2010
I started the Icons of NL on June 28, 2009 and completed the last stitch on the top border this weekend.
Now, I am working on the finishing. Thanks to April's blog and her tips, I used Cindy Gay's technique and zigzagged the edges several times before cutting off the excess burlap. I am using cording and whipping it with a contrast colour and I must say, it is spectacular.
I worked on this mat which is approximately 32 inches by 28 inches for at least ten minutes per day; afterall, I am a member of the ten minute challenge group! The materials are wool yarn and some wool strips. It isn't perfect but I certainly learned alot about rug hooking and considering I am self taught, it is amazing.
Now, this week it will be finished to be a wall hanging and the Icons of NL's fate will become clear!