Tuesday, February 25, 2014
I finally finished this spur of the moment project this morning. The pattern is from a Kindred Spirits book, entitled "FolkArt Seasons" and measures 8 1/2" X 14 1/2." The blue of the bird looks much more primitive in person...actually ALL the colors are darker and more primitive in person! I can't seem to take a photo that turns out to be true to the color of the item...must be my camera...couldn't possibly be my lack of knowledge of photography :0) It is hooked with a #8 cut and the buttons are metal. The bird's eye is a small black bead. I usually don't use a lot of blue in my rugs, but for some reason I decided to go with blue for the bird. Now that it is finished, I wish I had made the bird black (as in crow) and the background lighter. I guess I can hook another...LOL. This is my first time using the new frame, and I must say, I really like it. It holds the backing very taught and I did not have to adjust the pattern once.
The back of this mat is covered in wool, and this is my first attempt at the penny "tongues" ...hopefully I will improve with practice!
Have a great week!
Posted by The Wool Cupboard at 1:56 PM