Although I wasn’t able to get to the Spring R.U.G. a couple of weeks ago, Melodie (the incoming president from Huronia Guild) visited our Sunshine group on Tuesday and brought some of the rugs from their programme on hooking a Kaleidoscope. Such a great way to create a pattern!
I remember as a child the fun of twisting that little kaleidoscope gizmo and watching through one eye as the fantastic patterns changed and evolved . What a terrific idea to hook them.The possibilities are endless.They look complex and difficult to create, but no actually they’re not…..Melodie showed us how it was done…. A circle of tracing paper in the size desired is folded in half, and then halved again and again to create a pie shape.
The pattern for this segment is drawn.….open the next segment and draw the mirror image of the first….repeat all the way around…Tadah!! a kaleidoscope pattern.
It can remain as a circle, have the corners squared off or even used in the shape of the pattern.
….to make an elegant pillow…Another popular version was to make a mat using a grandchild’s name….At first glance all you see is a wonderful pattern, but on closer inspection…..…..the whole pattern is based on Zachery’s name.Olivia chose her own colours…
I saw Isabelle creating hers, and thought it was a super ‘greek key’ style pattern never realizing it was actually all based on her grandson Logan’s name. (she used a ‘corked’ edging….another clever trick I intend to remember)She’s busy now hooking another for …..…..Damon.
Emily’s rug includes a shiny gold chainstitch separating the sections…..
…..it’s squared off with her last name………..has a fancy edging…..….a beautiful backing…..complete with a note from Grandma.Sarah is a lucky girl to have this personal keepsake compete with added bling, decorative buttons….….a beautiful corded edge…..an elegant backing, and a loving note. Grandma Wilson (aka Linda Wilson) certainly outdid herself with these beautiful keepsakes for her granddaughters.
A great big thank you to Melodie for bringing and demonstrating the rugs, I don’t feel so badly now for having missed R.U.G. (I’ll bet you liked seeing them too).
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