Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Show & Tell

Lone Star Crow
Hooked with Lopi Super Chunky Icelandic Wool Yarn 
Height 22" x Width 21.5" 
Designed by Susan Pilotto 2010
My inspiration for creating this rug comes from the Cowichan Sweaters that are created by the Coast Salish People who reside on Vancouver Island in Canada. Cowichan Sweater History
I traced around one of my metal barn stars to get the star pattern onto the linen backing...then I printed out a very small crow & used my projector to get it onto a large paper sheet I had taped to the wall...I then transferred the crow pattern to red dot paper & from there onto my linen backing...I also wanted to add more visual interest so I hooked random shapes around the star & whip stitched the edges in varying colors of the same Lopi yarn...Was supposed to end up as a pillow but it turned out a tad to big for that purpose.

My latest find...I could not resist purchasing this Victorian Era metal cradle from one of our local antique shows...I love the well worn little cushion & mattress someone made so long ago...I think it needs a well worn bear to sit on it...


Brynwood Needleworks said...

It's really beautiful, Susan. When will you be creating new pincushions? I'm dying to own one!

PS you can email me anytime from the "Send me an email" button (below the clock) on my blog right sidebar.

WoolenSails said...

What a beautiful rug, love the simple tones. I use lopi, but never hooked with it, I use it for the edges. I also use a projector, makes it easier for me.


softearthart said...

What a lovely creation, and the little bed is sweet, cheers Marie

The French Bear said...

Susan, I love the wire cradle!!! Yes, you need a bear or a dolly for it!
Your rug is stunning!!! I love the idea that you were inspired from the sweaters!!!
I have blogged about my sweet bunny, I don't know if I told you or not, everyone loves him too!!
Margaret B

Doreen said...

Hello Susan...I just love your rug..wonderful job!

This cradle is fantastic..what a wonderful find!!!

Wishing you a wonderful day, Doreen

vintagepaletteart said...

Such an amazing find Suzieq! Anything that you make would look adorable on it!

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