I have finished hooking Adele. Yesterday I steamed her before leaving for Toronto and a lovely Easter dinner with family.
It’s been great fun trying to re-interpret a painting! (I couldn’t convince myself to give her those dark shadows under her eyes!)
(well a small portion of a painting)
It took a couple of tries until I was satisfied with the side part of the choker.
I ended up using the same ‘salt shaker’ wool in a 6 cut following the contours. Then decided to use the ‘shadow’ wool in between the rows. I scissor cut #6 strips down the middle to make it very narrow and liked that effect.
After tossing around various ideas….my plan now is to just turn the backing back….with no whipping or edging. I’m hoping that I can at the same time create a pocket using the excess linen backing so I can put a rod through it for hanging. I’ve never done that, so tomorrow at Sunshine Rug hookers meeting…I’ll be looking for advice from those who use that form of finishing on a regular basis.
Tomorrow is a special get together, we are going to be making proddy brooches. Our main fund raiser of the year is a Quilt and Rug craft fair held each September at the Simcoe County Museum. We always make and donate items for sale, as well as show rugs, and demonstrate hooking. This year we’re going to raffle a rug, and make porddy brooches for sale. I’ve done some proddy, but have never made a brooch…so this should be fun. The ones I’ve seen made are just beautiful!
Today I’m putting away ‘Adele’ wool, and pulling out ideas for proddy brooches. I’ll take my camera tomorrow so I can get lots of pictures.