I finished the rug I designed with Yolanda from Guatemala when on the wonderful tour to their country. When we visited one of the houses the ladies sold me a long strip of weaving which I applied to the edge of my rug to bind it. I like how it added to the memory of the trip. I encouage all rug hookers to do this tour at least once if not more times. It was fantastic.
The two birds in the center are myself and my Guatemalan teacher. This is made of t-shirt materials from their version of the thrift stores. I did find a shirt in the US that matched the background so I finished it with that piece. For me the t-shirts did not go as fast as the wool strips but it gives a very pleasant look and with practice, I could hook it faster.