Monday, April 21, 2014
"Noooo!!! Not Another Rug!!!"
There is a bit of Prismacolor Pencil work on it too.
The hard part is the waiting for the shingles to dry... At least now they are starting to look aged and weather worn.
Hey! I get bored waiting. I went through all of the rugs that I have started and didn't like any of them for Daisy's Cottage. Including the one that I started a couple of weeks ago...It just wasn't right.
Tessie is beside herself. I have several started for her, but decided not to work on those.
I dug out this book. I have been wanting to do a North African carpet for years. In fact, this book is over 20 years old and I have only used it for beading patterns so far.
The North African rugs are very different than the Persian and Oriental. They seem to be into the borders and not so much one central motif. They kind of freewheel the designs.
Lots of different borders and the centers can be anything from more borders to several different boxes with different designs in them.
This book has NO color photos. It does, however, have a lot of information on color for each rug pattern.
So....I am going to attempt to wing it.
Mine may not have the exact same patterns. I am going to wing it and see what happens.
I had to start by looking at all of the other rugs that I have started, then looking at other books, including the book of my own patterns.
Then I grabbed a piece of #24 congress cloth and went to work...
So far, I have five basic colors picked out and The outer edge started.
That's better than a blank canvas.
Back to work...
See you tomorrow.