Finally! I have completed my traditional hooked rug. The latter measures 49" x 30 1/2."
The project was indeed a huge undertaking. What kept me going were weekly meetings with my rug hooking group. Hooking the sheep design in circles took longer than working in straight stitches. The important thing to me was creating a checkerboard border. With a little calculation, the checkerboard worked out.
I must admit that I used an iron-on binding for the back of the rug. Traditionally, the binding should be hand-sewn onto the rug back. The only type of sewing that I enjoy is bead embroidery. I knew that I would keep putting off sewing the binding. So iron-on binding came to the rescue.