Studio is finally coming together a bit :)
Things are finally coming together here in my new studio. Should be officially up and running by Monday! Looking forward to finishing up some commissions i’ve been waiting to start as well as a group show around the corner :) Thanks for all the support everyone!
For those of you who don’t know, last year I started up a rug side project called UnderToe SF. It’s been slow moving but rewarding. I’ve been working on the rug pictured below for over a year. Hundreds of hours later i am still not finished! I apologize, rug makers of the world, for thinking I can jump into something like this so effortlessly.
One of my favorite things to tell people about this project is that all the yarn included in this latch hook rug is second-hand or recycled. I’ve been lucky enough to find 100% mothproofed wool, but because its second-hand and out of production, slight discoloration has occurred. In this sense it seems to have driven my color palette.
I honestly can’t believe how long I’ve spent on one individual piece - THATS SOLE PURPOSE IS TO BE STEPPED ON! - now i understand why you don’t see latch hook rugs anymore. Well, here I am! Bailing on plans, hunched over like a psycho binge watching Outlander and Battlestar Galactica, just trying to finish the dang thing…. here’s what it looks like, 7 months later…. 800 HOURS AND COUNTING!
I've spent the past few months working on a few very special pieces. Here is a picture of one in progress in my living room. After putting in more than 125 hours i cannot believe it isn't even half way done! More pictures to come :)
I can't wait to unveil my new project!! Here's a lil hint :)