Little House Rugs
Featured Rug of the Month                  March 2019
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Celtic Designs

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, let's go Celtic!

Celtic designs can seem complex, but as for hooking, they're some of the easiest. When I hook an interlace design, I hook one outside row of the "ribbon" section, then I hook a few rows of the inside color, and finish with the other outline. Then I hook the next ribbon section, and as soon as I have surrounded a background section, I fill that in as well. 

Most interlace designs have three colors (although you can add more if you like!), and absolutely any color scheme works as long as there is sufficient contrast to show off the over/under pathways.

For the month of March, you can get my Celtic designs for 20% off!
Celtic Love Knot (with poem) 48" round, designed and hooked by Judy Taylor

The poem was written by my brother, Mark Ford, who died when he was eighteen. He was a prolific poet, and this love poem seemed perfect for a love knot design. Here's the poem:

The lover lives in a small world where love is the
Moving force.
Why tell him life is not as good as it could be?
Heartbreak is the only tender hold we have on innocence.
And if he should never come to the realization that the universe is heartless, is that a loss?

We boast of knowing the 'facts of life'
But is it not we who have lost them?

The universe would continue to hiss and clank
Should love leave it
But it is a hopeless task to make him believe it.

I do not promise to love forever
(Unless man does live forever)
But I do promise to love you as long as I am.
Here's the same design as above without the poem. In these, I used different colors for each of the ribbons.
Blessed Rug, 22.5"x35.5"
Designed and hooked by Judy Taylor
Irish Blessing,30.5"x22.5"
Designed and hooked by Judy Taylor
Celtic Dogs, 36.5"x24"
Designed and hooked by Judy Taylor
Celtic Table Runner 13"x36"  designed and hooked by Judy Taylor
Large Celtic Pillow 12"x12"
Designed and hooked by Judy Taylor
Medallion Celtic Pillow 10"x10"
Designed and hooked by Judy Taylor
Small Celtic Pillow 10"x10"
Designed and hooked by Judy Taylor
Celtic Vest, Designed and hooked by Judy Taylor
Celtic Cross, Designed and hooked by Judy Taylor
Jacob Iris Wallhanging, Designed and hooked by Judy Taylor
Celtic Triskellion, Designed and hooked by Judy Taylor
Charlie Portrait, Designed and hooked by Judy Taylor