I posted this photo earlier today on my facebook page. It shows the confetti background I developed for this rug.
This is not a difficult technique...but you do have to break some rug hooking habits. No straight lines, linear hooking of any kind. Those who are residents of the prison of perfection will not cotton to this technique, as it requires a very free spirit.
I selected my wools...in this case, red, blue, aqua, yellow, pink, green. I dyed my red first, then drizzled leftover dye in a spotty fashion on the other colors. This photo shows some cut strips. The strips were cut as 6, 8, 8.5 and 9 and then many were cut in half to be 3, 4- 4.5. There were some I made even a bit narrower to add variation in width. ( I used a mix of ALL the sizes, large to small)
The technique that I used is from my "Backgrounds and Borders Bootcamp" workshop and is a type of puddling and muddling to make shapes that interlock with each other on the order of the way jigsaw puzzles do.
In the photo below , you can see a close-up of how they interlock in my "jigsaw" hooking. If you drew black lines with a sharpie around each color cluster, you would see the jigsaw puzzle. I hooked it randomly allowing them to interlock wherever.
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