The two things that inspired me to hook “Hijab” were the lady’s eyes, and the vibrant colour of the hijab itself.
Dyeing the wool to get the deep vibrancy, and shadows has been learning experience. I was looking for the essence and effect rather than an exact duplication of colours. I began with Jewel Tones colour # 73, and reduced the amounts for the 1/8th yard pieces I was using. (1/8th yd so that I didn’t waste too much wool if the colours were totally wrong.) My basic formula was: (pro chem dyes): 1/8 tsp red, 1/16 tsp bright red 1/128 tsp evergreen 1/64th tsp brown
Number 3 was still not as vibrant as I wanted, so I added an extra bit of bright red, and eliminated the brown altogether.
My flash distorts the colours so much that this probably doesn’t make sense, but at least it will serve as a record for me of what I have done.
You can see it clearly here.
I’m at the stage now where all I can see are things I don’t like, but I know I go through this with everything I hook. It is truly a process, albeit one I love.
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