You Can't Miss with a Hit-or-Miss
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Jane’s Remains, 43" x 46". #6- and #8-cut new, recycled, and hand dyed wool on linen.
Crocheted edge with wool in variegated colorway. Designed and hooked by Jane Ploof, South Starksboro, Vermont, 2016.
People ask me a lot of questions about doing hit-or-miss rugs, so let’s talk about making them. I love doing hit-or-miss from time to time—watching odd color combinations of wool find their way together into a whole. I am always surprised when I meet an experienced rug hooker who has never done a hit-or-miss!
And of course, “hit-or-miss” can mean doing just a section of hit or miss—just a border, just an internal element—or you can do a large hit-or-miss. Take Jane’s Remains, by Jane Ploof: I loved seeing this rug, because it is a hit-or-miss boiled down to the essentials—running rows of color, with a simple crocheted border.
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