I'm doing this small project to see if I can hook a piece to look like an antique. My intentions are NOT to pull the wool over someone's eyes (no pun intended) and pass it off as a real antique, but to get the look of an antique for my personal pleasure.
For authenticity the kits provided in Shari's class were drawn on burlap since it is lighter weight and what women used back then. Her kit contained quality wool, cotton knit and nylons dyed in various colors.
Based on information shared by my pal, these were the first basic instructions from the teacher:
Hook sparsely (3-4 holes away)
Always wanting a personal challenge decided to give this new journey a try. As previously posted I chose an antique which I've named Lady the Donkey. Here is a close-up view of my loops and spacing.
Appears I've failed the test on the top two instructions as my loops seem to be the same height I normally hook. Had a feeling that would be hard to depart from. But was sure I could handle the 3 or 4 spaces away to leave a noticeable gap between loops. Nope, failed there too. However, I can see the strings of the paisley used for the halter and reins.
Since this is a small project I will continue anyway until I get bored because I must finish binding a rug and start getting ready for rug camp.
Instead of hooking the donkey in the grayish colors I wanted to hook my Lady Donkey in browns. Here is a picture of my paternal grandfather with a miniature donkey on his property.
When I was a kid I lived in a home built by my father and grandfather which could be accessed from behind the barn and thru the space where the fence is. Also, as a teen I kept my horse in the stable which is the building to the far right. There was a paddock connected to his stall which is not visible.
So this post was a little about my personal challenge as well as a 'throw back Thursday'.
Today will be another oppressively hot and humid day where the 'feels like' temps will be over 100* Fahrenheit. Don't think I'll spend too much time outside today.