Simple Abundance

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by synoviaus, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. synoviaus

    synoviaus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my latest art project. It's called "Simple Abundance". I can do all types of art. This is called rug hooking. You take a hook and pull 100 % wool threads through burlap to create rugs. In olden times ladies of the genteel would do these rugs by shreading up their old wool clothes to make the threads. I designed this rug myself. All the drawings and colors are my own. It is based on my memories of my Grandmother "Mama M". I really wanted to make anyone seeing this rug appreciate the simple things of life. I did this in remembrance of my childhood. It's all about having a lot despite not having a lot of money, and passing down those values. I hope you enjoy.
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    Here's a closer look at my "Dominicker" as Mama M called them.
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  2. synoviaus

    synoviaus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's updated pictures of my rug. It's almost complete. I will finish it soon. Amy

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  3. Haleth

    Haleth Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow, that is absolutely amazing work! You've a lot of talent. I love the way you've blended the colors.
     
  4. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

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    Axton, VA
    That is so pretty. [​IMG]
     
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  5. toletiquesbysam

    toletiquesbysam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2008
    Nebraska
    My grandmother passed on a rug she was working on to me, I've got it in a bag and would love to finish it!! I know ZERO about hooking, what I'd need, how to do it and where to find the stuff for it! I should PM you and maybe you can give me a push in the right direction!
    You did an Amazing Job, the colors and detail are Beautiful!!! I only hope I'm able to one day complete hers, she's 100yrs old and still going strong so maybe I can get it done while she could still enjoy seeing it completed!
     
  6. CedarRidgeChicks

    CedarRidgeChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2009
    Adair Co.Ky
    [​IMG]..that is beautiful!!!..What a great job you have done; you have captured everything you wanted to..the way I see it. Paints a beautiful picture of your grandmother!!
     
  7. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    Stunning.
     
  8. misty4774

    misty4774 Out Of The Brooder

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    You blessed with a wonderful talent and your work is beautiful.
     
  9. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    This reminds me of my childhood and my Granny (for more on her see:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=267529&p=2

    If you ever decide to sell this, would you please let me know. I doubt I have enough money in any bank to buy such a beautiful peace of art, but all I can say is God has given you Such a wonderful gift! Or enough rare eggs for the rest of the year to swap for such a treasure....

    Thanks for sharing this and have a blessed day.
     
  10. synoviaus

    synoviaus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much for the kind words. I have really enjoyed doing it. My next piece will be "Daniel in the Lion's Den". I already have my ideas and have compiled different images. It will be approximately the same size as this rug. My co-hookers have forbidden me to work on it until this rug is completed. They say the suspense is killing them to see this rug done. I'll remember you if I ever decide to sell it, but I have no plans to sell it. It means alot to me. Every time I see it; I see my Mama M milking her cows and feeding her chickens. Amy
     

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