Just finished the teal rug and HAD to show you. I said in the last post that I would fill in the fish last. Using what is probably one of my signature stitches, I filled in the fish bodies with the Rhodes stitch done in two colors. The fish were stitched using the lighter shade of each set of spring colors. To fill in, I did the first half of the stitches using the darker shade and then the top layer with white. It adds a touch of elegance to the middle and ties in all the spring colors that were used in this rug.
As usual, I have mixed emotions about the rug. I love the colors and I think all the motifs work well together. The straight stitches that form the horns allow the canvas to show through here and there. I haven’t been able to solve this problem in any of the rugs I’ve stitched. I’ll keep working on it. Overall, I’m pleased with the rug and glad my hand injury has healed enough that I can stitch again.
I’ll work on the Patchwork rug tomorrow since I have the Terry Dryden workshop on Saturday and Sunday. Have a great weekend everyone!