Hands On

Well now I know why I didn’t hook the remaining three hands when I hooked the rest of the maidens nearly a year ago.  They were tricky! …It took me several attempts, a couple of methods and lots of pulling out and trying something different.DSCN1662

Most, if not all of the black outlining will come out eventually, but at the moment it helps keep the shape and makes it easier for me to see the outline.DSCN1671 2

(…sorry…that photo wasn’t fuzzy in the media library.) They are hooked with a #2 cut and finding a black that was thin enough but woven tightly enough to cut that thin, took me several tries. (Shirley, a piece of your black suit worked really well) The hands themselves are Dorr wool which I dyed myself, and it cuts into a #2 strip well, but a lot of wool is just too loosely woven to cut into such a tiny strip (2/32 ” wide)DSCN1672DSCN1669

They look pretty awful up close like that, but from a distance, not so bad. I’m sure there will still be tweaking to do, but I’ll wait until the background is in.DSCN1665

Back to finishing the arch now, and trying to find the  wool I used for the plants so I can add more greenery.

It’s late fall here in central Ontario, lots of leaves still on the tress, but we’ve had several skiffs of snow with more expected this weekend.  The steely grey November skies are often overhead already  so it’s nice to snuggle up with my hooking while watching curling, or baseball, or hockey, or  basketball …(lots of sports to choose from at the moment, and a great time to be a Raptors or Leafs fan).

….back to my curling game and hooking frame….

Thanks for stopping by.

4 thoughts on “Hands On

  1. Hands are the hardest to draw or paint. Remember your eyes will fill in some missing pixels or points so you need to look at it only from the distance. It is hard to be satisfied. My suggestion is finish the hands as good enough. That is coming from a perfectionist. I hope you do finish this piece. I read about it a while ago on your blog. Will be lovely when completed.

  2. Your piece is so beautiful, love the maidens and archway. When I hook flesh, I use thin brown yarn to outline and then fill in with shades of flesh, just a thought! Can’t wait to see it finished! Nancy

  3. My experience with Hooking “flesh “: I use brown yarn or a darker flesh for the outline and then hook with different shades of flesh! The maidens and archway are amazing! Nancy

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