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Water Lilies – Wide cut – Primitive

 

Pattern:  “Water Lilies” designed by Joan Moshimer’s.  Adaptation of the “Stair Treads & Risers” Pattern #10

Size: enlarged up to: 39” x 19”

Backing: linen

 

I hooked this rug in #6 cut. I dyed the wool for the petals and the water.

The water lilies petals are hooked with dip dye wool. For the front petals I choose a light yellow base wool and for the back petals I choose a golden yellow base wool.

The formula for the petals is as follows:

Dip Dye wool

2 pieces of light yellow wool 18”x14” ea.

2 pieces of golden yellow wool 18”x14” ea.

How to dye the pieces of wool:

Orange (center of the long length of the wool)

PRISM #2S:

  • 1) PR 6

1 table spoon in a big pot w/BW, add 1 TBS plain salt. Once the color is in the wool, move it up and down for a couple of minutes, then add vinegar using the same movement until the dye is absorbed.

Magenta (1/3 bottom of the long length of the wool)

PRISMS #2:

  • 2) PR 102A

5 table spoons in a big pot w/BW, add 1 TBS plain salt. When the color is ready, move it up and down for a couple of minutes, add 2 TBS more only for the tip of the wool, then add vinegar with the same movement until the dye is absorbed.

Preparation of the PR6 and PR 102A

PR 6 (Sundance) (orange)

½  Yellow 119

¼  Magenta #349

1/128  Black #672

Dissolve the dye in a glass container with 1 teaspoon of tap water.

Then add 1 ¼ cup of BW.

PR 102A

1/8  Red #349

1/16  Magenta #349

1/32  Yellow #135

Speck (pinch, or small amount: less than 1/128) Green #728

Dissolve the dye in a glass container with 1 teaspoon of tap water.

Then add 1 ¼ cup of BW.

For the leaves I choose a seven value swatch in green from Connie Charleson #29.

For the water I dyed a seven value swatch which I hooked horizontally. The dye formula is as follows:

Prisms #2

PR 23 Blue Bell

1/8 Turquoise #487

1/32 Magenta #349

In 1 ¼ CBW, over white wool w/salt & vinegar

The 2” additional border is hooked with 3 rows in brick red and 5 rows in camel, which brings the actual size of the rug at 22” x 43”.

I finished the edge with a herringbone stitch using yarn that matches the camel wool from the border.

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