I have been wanting to hook and procrastinating about it. This week I received a rug pattern from Maria Barton, Star Rug Company.
It was a for a prize I won in our ebay group, USAPRIM.
I decided to try multi-colored textures, to give it more of a folk art fraktur look.
These are the wools that I picked for the birds and the background.
On this bird, I used a dark and light, red plaid that was from a recycled Scottish wool skirt. I used a brighter red for the wing.
I wanted to do two red birds, but with different shades, so I used a darker, black and red plaid for the body and the tail color as this one's wings, to balance it out. You can also see where I used the lighter, multi plaid with blue, for the background. If I recall correctly, that wool was a thrift find.
The blue bird is done with the darker blue for the body, the texture's design doesn't show up as well as I wanted. I used a contrasting blue/green for the wing. When hooking with mulit-colored textures, you never know what colors will pop us where, so it makes it fun to discover the designs as you hook.
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