Sunday, May 3, 2009

Louise finished her 'old mat'

Louise has just finished her first primitive [wide cut] mat and found it goes very quickly. This was an old burlap pattern, inherited from an aunt, that had been painted to indicate colours. Louise kept to the old colour scheme and did it in an 8-cut. The burlap must have been of a good quality originally, as it was still in good shape, who-knows-how-many years since it was purchased.

This is a lovely traditional style mat, evoking a cozy time and slower pace.

1 comment:

Wanda said...

Reminds me of the mats my grandmother used to hook. She was my inspiration for wanting to learn to hook. Typically, Grammy used black or charcoal gray in the place where this one appears to be brown or burgundy. I suspect it was because those were the colours of the old wool blankets that she had available to use for backgrounds. Thank you for the trip down memory lane. Wanda in Edmonton