The Early Bird Gets the Worm
Dear Beginning Rug Hooker
The Early Bird Gets the Worm, 16" x 20", #8-cut wool on primitive linen. Designed and hooked by Karen Larsen, Elliottsburg, Pennsylvania, 2011.
After a long, cold winter, it’s a thrill to see the first robin of the season hopping in the grass, looking for worms. At this time of year, you may be itching to start on a small and colorful springtime project. This appealing design is a mother robin feeding a fat worm to her babies.
Simple, colorful, and eye-catching was my goal. The close-up point of view creates an intimate connection between the viewer and the birds. It’s a fairly small project—16 by 20 inches—so a simple design and blocks of color work well. Too many small design elements would make the rug look busy and be difficult to hook in #8-cut wool.
This article is from the March/April/May 2012 issue. For more information on our issues, check out our issues page.
Read NextThe Night Visitor
YOUR RECENTLY VIEWED ARTICLES
Free tutorials, expert tips, exclusive partner offers, and more straight to your inbox!
May 13, 2019
I love doing Rug hooker I am hoping to get it free thank you so much
Report Inappropriate Comment
Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.
Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.