Arts and Crafts Tulip Rug in punchneedle

by brae  

For Mt. Sydney Chalet, I need two large area rugs.  I've been working on the beautiful Prairie Rug II from Mitchell's Interiors for the living area on the first floor.  For the bedroom, I chose a much more intricate design: L.R. Resources Inc. Arts and Crafts Blue Rug.  I like to call it the Tulip Rug, though.  :D  The Prairie rug gave me a primer with the materials, and the Tulip rug will certainly challenge me.

This rug was printed out at 9" x 7" and therefore will take up a large amount of room in the upstairs bedroom.

I traced the design onto Aunt Martha's Tracing Paper using a Sulky Iron-On transfer pen in black.  As I had done for the Prairie Rug, I made a high contrast printout for this part.  If I couldn't produce a good quality contrast print, I'd probably have to use a different paper since it's not very transparent.

The transfer pen has a relatively fine tip for details and works well.  Due to the more intricate design, though, I had to simplify a few of the finer details.  I can always stitch in more detail than the drawn pattern, but even with the simplifications, it's a highly detailed rug.

Here are the colors I've chosen.  I used the printout as a guide but chose more vibrant colors.

As soon as the Prairie Rug II is finished, I'll start working on this one.  :]   Guess that means I'll be back to Mt. Sydney Chalet soon!


Comment from: Susan Korman [Visitor]
Hi Brae, That is an absolutely beautiful rug! I didn't realize you could do a rug in punchneedle that is so intricate. I can't wait to see how it turns out. Good luck! Susan
01/08/14 @ 11:57
Comment from: debora [Visitor]
Love the design!!! Good luck on turning it into a gorgeous rug!
01/08/14 @ 13:25
Comment from: debora [Visitor]
Oh, love the design!! I never understood punch needle but love the look of it in the end. I hope you can get in all the detail you aim for, it's so pretty but seems intricate. Good luck, when done it will be stunning!
01/08/14 @ 13:29
Comment from: Lucille [Visitor]
I love that tulip rug. It will beautiful once it's finished! It's such a lovely pattern!
01/08/14 @ 14:01
Comment from: 12Create [Visitor]
That is a gorgeous rug design. Beautiful.
01/08/14 @ 14:05
Comment from: Natalia Frank [Visitor]  
Absolutely gorgeous choice, Brae! I am wondering what your color choice will be. Can't wait to see! Mini hugs, Natalia
01/08/14 @ 18:44
Comment from: Blondie [Visitor]
This is going to be SO gorgeous. It will be such a cozy bedroom with that rug in it! YAY!
01/08/14 @ 20:36

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