Good morning Dear Friends ~~ There were a few questions about the long runner hooked by Joan Strausbaugh in my last post. I emailed her and had her put it in writing for me to share with you.
I for one could not imagine doing this size, but hey, never say never, right? I remember at the hook in that Joan was telling us all this information, but didn't remember the exact numbers. So I asked her some questions.... One more look at this wonderful runner..
The name of the pattern is called Paisley Garden and it was designed by Jeanne Benjamin (as a small rug). Joan made hers 36"x 90"
How long did it take?
6 hours to adapt the design
6 hours to transfer
18 1/2 hours of dyeing wool
352 hours of Hooking
11 1/2 hours in finishing (whipping)
Total = 396 Hours!!!!!
She also added that it took 8 yards of background wool. 1 yard of wool hooked 1 foot of background.
Now get this ~~~~ She started this rug on 12/20/10 and finished it 3/23/11 !!!! (I keep looking at where the motor is on her arm.... I've yet to find one lol)
Joan, thank you so much for sharing your process with us. I personally am just glad you were the one pulling those loops and not me lol. And you did a spectacular job with it. Annie Lee is going to Love, Love, Love it. I do have to share with everyone that Joan hooked this same rug (the smaller size) and graciously gave it to Annie as a gift. And then Annie commissioned the same rug in this larger runner..
Happy Tuesday everyone, I hope your week is going well for you.....