Severn Sunset

I’ve renamed the Nature’s Elements piece, and changed a few details to make it reminiscent of the Severn River which has many happy memories for me.

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I’ve really enjoyed hooking my first landscape. It’s fun to use small amounts of lots of various wools to create a suggestion of nature. Some turned out quite well, others not so well.  I like the sky, but I’m disappointed in the water, and although I made a conscious decision not to use any blue, I think I’m not yet skilled enough to successfully create my vision.

All the wool from the swap boxes and the stash I have acquired has really come in handy. I had lots of dark plaids, and I enjoyed the variety of effects they make when hooked.  I had thought I would never find a use for them, but the subtle changes they create are one of my favourite parts of the piece. By being selective about which portion of the plaid I hooked, I was able to get a variety  of aspects, particularly in the ground sections I rehooked the jutting rocks several times. I wanted the smaller rock to be behind the other, but couldn’t do that with any success, so finally I separated them with water.( In the original pattern that was a sandy beach with a campfire.)

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My ‘painting with wool’ still has a long way to go, but overall I’m satisfied with the result, and I certainly learned a lot during this process. I can’t wait to try another one, but for now it’s back to my hall runner.

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