Last week was a very big week if you are a curling fan. The Roar of the Rings Tournament decided on the teams to represent Canada in February’s Winter Olympics. Needless to say, I was glued to the TV, and particularly on Sunday while the finals were on. To help ease the tension, I hooked while I watched and by the end of the day, I had completed the faces of both virgins.
The wise virgin…..
….and the foolish virgin
I know she looks like she has a milk moustache….(just cover-up to be removed later) hiding some mistakes I made in the original pattern drawing. I wanted to see what the profile actually looked like.
I was pleased and surprised with how they turned out…..my first attempt at such tiny detailed faces. (done in #2 and #3).
Some notes to myself in case I want to do this again sometime.
1.) all done in various shades of two basic colours….yellow and pink
2.)all done with bits and scraps from my stash
3.) pre-cut strips which were too wide, I carefully recut to #2 and it worked well
4.) followed the basic procedures taught to me by Anne Boissinot for eyes, nose and mouth
5.) I followed the face and neck value choices and placement taught to me by Wendie Scott Davis
6.) I remembered a recent discussion on cheek shadowing by Gail Mueller and Cheri Hempseed, and followed that advice. Thanks to all these ladies for sharing their expertise.
N.B. I must never forget that my work is the result of applying the information passed on by the skilled people I have been privileged to work with. (I know…it should be “with whom I have been privileged to work”….but that sounds so formal)
Just hands and lamps now to hook before I tackle the arch and background. I’m still struggling with design and colour choices for that. I think it will require several “test” areas to see which I think will be best. The primary dilemma is whether to go dark or light.
So the faces are done and the curling is over. I’m happy with the faces, and although my favourites didn’t win the curling, I’m really happy with the teams that will represent Canada, I’m sure they will do us proud. Go Homan and Koe.
All in all a great Sunday.
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