I’m ready to post again and I want to start by thanking Holly Knott of Holly Knott LLC for her terrific skills and support with my website. Be sure to check out her site, hollyknott.com. Holly’s work encompasses website design and graphic design, contemporary art quilts, photographs, paintings, and her sewing and quilting pattern design business.
She is terrific! Thank you Holly!
I’m going to jump back in here with some images of my originally designed and recently completed hooked rug pieces. I have mentioned before that Deanne Fitzpatrick’s style of hooking is a major inspiration for me. I probably started these two rugs back in 2015 and have been determined to complete them by this September. I no longer remember why I chose a water theme but one piece is inspired by an image of water drops on what I think is the hood of a car or truck. The other piece was inspired by various images of waves crashing on shore.
This is the wave sketch and it changed several times. I struggled with getting the wave just right until I put the photo references away and just went with what seemed right to me.
I used quite a variety of inherited and collected yarns, fibers, ribbons, and woven wool for each piece which made the entire process pretty fun. I also really enjoyed using the yarn/wool sorter cards from Judy Carter at http://www.jcrugs.com/prodserv.html
I don’t have any process images for the Water Drops rug. I am including some for the Waves. I checked the values a couple of times with my camera as I went.
Both pieces are attached to wooden frames that hang on my walls. The Waves rug is 10″x 14″. The Water Drops rug is 14″x 14″.