Let’s talk about hooking primitive houses! We have a number of patterns that incorporate small house, business and other buildings. Even an outhouse!
Even when your doing a large rug you will be able to use up tons of odds and ends, scraps and left over worms in your pieces. Because your not doing a huge motif that takes a lot of wool in the same color or pattern, these large rugs can be a little more economical then their sister rugs in the same size. Because you can use a lot of what’s on hand in your stash!
Most of the houses need two or three values of a color to hook it, so only about a fat 16 or 1/8 at the most.
Grass and trees? Pull all your greens and sort into light, medium and dark. Use them up!
Sky’s? Same thing are you doing day time or night time? Pull all those soft pastels and work with them! Pull all those darks and hook fun swirls into the sky for movement. Again most of our patterns with houses will need a fat quarter to a half yard total to do the sky. And think outside the box, soft grays, gray/ greens make great sky’s too! Flowers? Anything goes!
Even one or two strips can become a rose bush or creeping flox.
It’s fall in your piece? Get out those fun spot dyes or mix up a few strips of deep greens, tan browns, orange, gold and rust to hook that tree! just hook clusters of 4-8 loops and start a new color.
Think of how you see a tree. Its an overall shape, with small shapes within. Don’t forget the yellow greens of birches and willows.
Thin shaggy wools become perfect weeds along a road side or building
Got a hay wagon? golden wool can be pulled heigh and loops cut to create the shaggy appearance of a full hay wagon. or rolled into quillies to create bails!
Do some proddy to create rows of cabbage or other garden goodies.
Sheep? no problem! Use some thick creamy wool yarn or even fleece to pull up and create the body.
And speaking of fleece, it makes wonderful puffy clouds!
And speaking of trees… what about trunks? Birch trees? Grab the white and brown Glenn plaid! It’s an instant birch tree trunk! And not all tree trunks are brown, use grays with green mottling brown/tan tweeds or plaids to give interest.