Tuesday, August 19, 2008

New book

I heard the postal carrier making alot of noise putting the mail in the box. She was cramming a book into the mailbox! It was much too large to fit, but somehow she managed. It's title, "Creating an Antique Look in Hand-Hooked rugs" by Cynthia Smesny Norwood.
I seem to have trouble acheiving the antique look with my rugs because my color choices are more vibrant. I like primary colors and the book says to avoid them when trying to make them look antique! I'm sure I will learn alot from reading it.
Some great pointers on dyeing. I am still learning in the dye pots. I guess you will always be learning though. This is one thing that doesn't for me seem to be proving "practice makes perfect". One reason is that wool is so expensive I hate to experiment much. I know that's how the experienced dyers come up with such beautiful colors, but until I can find a bolt of light colored wool at the thrift store, I will have to stick to formulas!

All I have to do varnish and "antique" the ironing board Santa. He's looking good. I hope to be able to finish him tomorrow. My sister's birthday is the 29th. That would be waaaayyy ahead of schedule for me! I'll show you when finished .

Bye for now...

Use what talents you possess;

the woods would be very

silent if no birds sang

except those that sang best.

Henry VanDyke

Peace, Sheri


primitivebettys said...

I've ordered that book & have read from many that it is wonderful! Can't wait for my copy to arrive. :)

katie said...

Don't you just love the mail delivery.
I understand what you are saying about dyeing wool, but if you don't like what you dye, you can always use RIT color remover.
Enjoy your new book


JoJo said...

Sheri, I've had my book for several weeks and I love it. I always get so excited when I get the mail and find that something from RHM has been delivered. Enjoy your reading.

Tammy said...

Can't wait to see that Sanata!