finally, now that The Quilt and Rug Show, and RUG are over…I’ve been able to do a bit of quiet hooking on my own…..and I’ve been getting started on Heidi Kramer’s Fat Cat pattern.
I had quite a lot of wool that I dyed for Hygieia, that for one reason or another I didn’t use, so that it the basis of my colour palette.
I’m using a batch of pancake dyeing I did over a yellow cashmere jacket I found at the Good Will, that I loved, but it just didn’t fit into the scheme for the robe of Hygieia.
I chose the soft greens and blues, that I originally had dyed for her background, and again didn’t use.
I picked up a grey tweed, and a very pale grey plaid, that I thought would be nice for the background, but I’ve since decided that I want the background pale brown…so I intend to overdye this wool and see what I come up with.
This is my colour palette so far (at least today….subject to change)…don’t want to box myself in here! 🙂
The cat, I’m fashioning after my own ‘fat cat’ Akuma…who is a sealpoint siamese….
so I plan on dip dyeing a very dark brown and letting it fade out to a pale creamy tan, for his coat. All the dyeing is in the future, and for now I’m playing with the flowers.
I decided to go big and bold colour-wise…and I’m mixing red gold flowers, with purple blue ones. I want this to be a fun piece…no subtlety …just ‘in your face’ fun.
I tend by nature to be a monochromatic person…so this juxtaposition of red and purple, is a wide leap out of my comfort zone….but surprisingly I like it!