My apologies to those of you are viewing these photos and reading about this once AGAIN. The dogs were hooked in #3 with #5 cut for the background.
sentimental beauty on my bedroom wall I drew out a primitive design of them. Decided right then I'd never hook another rug in #3. So the rug below was hooked in #8 cuts and still managed to get a realistic look of my babies.
On a side note......in Rottweiler Memorial there is a section at the nape of the neck of each dog where their own hair is hooked. When grooming the dogs during their life would save their hair in individual baggies. A dear departed friend (Lesley) spun their hair onto a thin core of wool which was used to make it an even more special memorial.
Happy hooking. Now will go back to work on Great Granddaughter's Rug and save binding of Cat Nap for later. At least one step is done.