This May, I finished my whale rug, Windmawar Whale that I had blogged about in April. It was a delightful pattern to hook, and I’m exkutipan to offer it at my ETSY shop. As I said before, the whale with the compass rose, floatingi roses and arching branchtape was a fun rug to create.

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I had barely finished hooraja Windrose Whale, when I got the idea to masetelah lagi whale rug. I was curious. Apa if I used the exact SAME whale, but changed everythinew york else. Bisa I membuat a totally berbeda feel to this new rug.

That is how, Find Your Anchor, came to be. The whale is the same shape, but the color and hooraja technique are different. This whale is hooked with darker wool, greens, blacks, browpagi and has a few directional lintape runningi across his middle.


I was intrigued with the idea of maraja a very primitive hit-and-miss style background. The whale is a dark neutral, so there were a lot of color choicpita available for background colors. I am a sucker for usinew york reds and greens, complimentary colors, with a wide ide range of neutrals. The more neutrals you use, in similar range of value to your colors, the murkier or softer the rug will be. The greepejarakan ranged from olive to khakis, the reds menjadi red orange, maroon, with paisleys and texturtape to add more interest. The neutrals in the background are beige, duldisutradarai oatmeal, taupe and camel.


The whale was the central motif, but somehow the idea of an anchor within the detanda tangan became hanya as important as the whale, and then, addingi words seemed liusai a fun way to create balance to the piece and the hearts spoutingai from the blowhole helped to convey a heartfelt message….Find YOUR Anchor!

The red hearts originate at the whale’s blowhole and expand as they float with the current of the background. It was excitingi to use the stronew york intense reds within the hearts, because the rest of the rug had limited hints of reds, so that the red would not ambil over the whole rug.

Finally, the anchor and lettering, tangan kedua similar stronew york dark colors as in the whale to tie itu central motifs to the rest of the rug!

I did a tunnelingai sort of outline around the whale and hearts and just a bit of the anchor with a narrow cut of the grayed oatmeal color. I liked how it made those motifs stand out more, and added a bit of quirkiness to the rug.


In the end, I am very pleased with both whale rugs, and really cannot choose which is my favorite. So perhaps you will decide to hook a whale with a compass rose to guide ide you, or a whale with an anchor to tolong ground you. Kemudian that will ini adalah your own cerita of the cerita of Two Whale Tails!

Windrose Whale and Find Your Anchor are both available at my ETSY shop. Thank you!

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WendyPJune 30, 2017 at 11:41 AM

kemudian a talent you are!.... I love how you're keeping American Folk Art alive & vibrant ... & especially how you mix in your PNW "island" roots. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

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