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Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Mixing My Media

You've been wondering what I've been up to?  I just finished a little hooked scene.  It's made with the wool strips from the Manitoba Craft Museum & Library's garage sale, quilting scraps from the Periwinkle cutting table, and hand dyed silk ribbon.  HUH!?  Yup.  I did.  No kidding.  I was working on a hooked prairie rug and decided to 'stick a tree in it' as my mom would suggest.  I included three.  Now that Autumn is upon us, I included a sprinkling of leaves done with silk ribbon embroidery.  It just seemed like the right thing to do.


The variegated ribbons are so enticing.  Some were from Ribbonsmyth, including dyed and overdyed lengths that Patti and did last month at her farm.  Some were gifted to me as well.  I just want to stitch leaves on everything!  I'm making a few of these for an upcoming show in November.  What do you think?  The commercial black and white quilting scraps were fun to pop in there for the tree bark.  Here is the finished scene now...

Prairie Rug, 'Falling'  2013

At least I think it's finished.  I may define the trunks a bit more.  Maybe.  Maybe not.

Rug hooking is fun.  If you change your mind about a color, you just pull it out and pop a new one in.  It's way easier than changing the color on a threadpainting.  I've been doing so much hand stitching.  The next challenge is to decide on how to present/display the work. 

And now:  I'm going to head out for some more Postcard supplies by myself & take a break from stitching before the kids come home.  SCHOOL!  Yes - today is the first full day of school.  Lucky me!  The schedule has changed.  I get an extra half hour to work each afternoon.  Woohoo!  I will never be late for 1 o'clock meetings again.  : )  See you soon...

I'm linking to WIP Wednesday at The Needle & Thread Network.

13 comments:

Patti said...

Oh Monika! I love your hooked scene. Just fabulous! <3

Lorette Cole said...

That is just beautiful!

CitricSugar said...

That turned out very cool! Your fibre experiments always entertain and inspire me.

Terry Jones said...

Fabulous. I vividly recall you holding a huge handful of different colors of green and looking so pleased with yourself. Your rug is great.

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Your prairie rug landscape scene is not only unique and creative but also fabulously done!

Caroline Heinrichs said...

Monika, you are such a sweet breath of fresh air. I was having a frump day and your email of rug hooking has energized to get back to my one and only rug hooking experience.

Yeh for having more time to do stuff for yourself! Thanks for linking up in Google +

Caroline Heinrichs said...

Bye the way, your rug scene is gorgeous, just enough of everything in my opinion. LOL

laura lok said...

Beautiful rug. I don't think toes should feel it though. Haha

monika@mysweetprairie.ca said...

Nope! They won't. :) it will be wall art. :)

monika@mysweetprairie.ca said...

Nope! They won't. :) it will be wall art. :)

kathym said...

Beautiful! I wouldn't want to step on it but would want to touch it!

Regina said...

Fantastisch! Du machst diese Technik modern.

Angela said...

Nice work!

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