Finished at Last!

Finished at Last! Judith Stephens of Strathalbyn, South Australia says her rug –  “Minty Morris” an adaptation of a William Morris design with the addition of one of her own border designs.  The rug measure  6′ by 6′ (180cm x 180cm) and was completed using hand-dyed 100% woollen carpet yarn, hooked on linen.

The rug was “underway” when the image below was taken by Gene Shepherd at the Strathalbyn Rug Hooking Expo (Oct 2012) and displayed on his Internet Rug Camp blog.

Beginning of rug adapted from  William Morris
“Minty Morris” Underway at Strathalbyn 2012

Now finished and in place, the colour-fastness of the yarn (dyed with Queens food colouring) will be tested, as the rug is in front of glass french doors in the music room.      At the opposite end of the room another rug completed with wool yarn sits beneath the piano stool – Gene’s Miss Weigle design which Judith started at Cambria, June 2011 and finished just a few weeks after her return to Australia.

Miss Weigle in the Music Room
photo(11) adaptation from William Morris design
“Minty Morris” completed Jan 2013