Here’s a fun, quick ornament idea: hook a flock of sheep! These easy ornaments can be hung from a tree, or used as refrigerator magnets.
Draw ovals on burlap, with silly, cartoon faces.
Hook them in natural colors. For these samples, I used natural colored lopi (single ply) wool yarns. (If you need a quick primer on hooking with yarn, watch my DVD on youtube)
Cut out the hooked sheep, leaving 1/2″ of burlap all around.
With a needle and thread, tack down the remaining burlap, close to the hooked edge. Then trim the excess burlap away.
With a hot glue gun (or needle and thread) connect a 3″ pipe cleaner for the legs.
Glue (or sew) a 3″ piece of ribbon to the back.
Run a line of hot glue all around the edges and cover it with a piece of felt. Or sew the felt to the back of the ornament.
Trim the excess felt away from the back. You can also leave off the ribbon and glue on a magnet on the back instead, for a fridge flock of sheep!
This month’s Featured Rug is a Navajo design, hooked by Nancy Malitz.
Read all about how she resurrected this old treasure and finished it here!
Don’t forget, the drawing is coming up on November 25 to win this handspun, hand-hooked Whale Rug (a $450 value!). For every $50 you spend with Little House Rugs between now and Nov. 25, you will be entered to win. And now is a great time to stock up because blog subscribers will get 20% off EVERYTHING ON THE WEBSITE (including Custom Rug Hooking and Custom Kits) until the end of the year. (But you’ll only add to your entries to win the rug until Nov. 25, so Christmas shopping anyone?)
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Happy Hooking Everyone!