I love this design from the doodles of Kelley Belfast and it was love at first sight. Doesn't it look like the birdie is whispering into an ear? Her sketch just cracked me up and knew this was the one I wanted to hook.
Color planning in the beginning was to over-dye wool and cut new strips. But was too excited to begin hooking so decided to use strips from my worm bags.
everse hooking and didn't make much headway on this smallish mat (13.5 x 22.5). However, looking in the picture here I kinda like what I see; it looks primitive and naive. So me thinks me will just pull strips and hook randomly. If two dark strips end up next to each other or two lights strips....so be it. At least I'll be working thru my pre-cut wool strips.
If you would like to purchase Kelley's new/old doodles booklet please contact her at the link above. If you would like to hook this design or another in her booklet but don't have the resources or skills to do so, contact me and I will draw the design on Dorr Natural Primitive linen. Kelley has given me the authority to draw patterns from her designs.
Happy rainy Saturday.