Rug Hooking thru Unemployment

Welcome! I started this site to mark the progress on I rug I started when I was laid off from my job, (Yikes!) in October. It is to be my largest rug yet, estimated to measure 8' x 10' when it's completed. While I spend a great deal of my day searching for employment, I also spend time working on this rug. It has become a great source of joy and creativity. I hope to have found a job by the time I finish the rug. I will put updates to show my progress and also post some of my other pieces.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I love Boston! This rug depicts some of my favorite Boston icons; places that are a “must see” for any visitors!! We have Paul Revere’s House, the Duck Boats, the Ted Williams Tunnel, the Christian Science Building, the Capital with it’s golden dome, the Zakim Bridge, Durgin Park with a feisty waitress holding her bean pot, the Custom House, Symphony ½ shell, Fenway Park, the Oyster House, the Old North Church, the Swan Boats, a few of the "Make Way for Ducklings" sculptures, a Boston bus, T sign, and an arrow pointing to Filenes’s Basement!! Have I left anything out? If I have, it’ll have to go on the next rug!

I used lots of tweeds in this rug to give the impression of brick and stone. The wool used in Old North Church is from a suit coat that was made in the 50"s!

This rug measures 4’ 8” x 2' 8”. This rug is edged with cording that is then wrapped in 100% wool yarn. The cording adds weight that keeps the rug edges flat and gives the rug a beautiful, rich, finished look.

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