I've been dragging my feet in drawing a pattern for April's rug camp in Ocean City, MD. My teacher will be Cindy Irwin who I have had and enjoyed before and a great one to have for my project.
The main reason I've been dragging my feet is not knowing what to hook. At first my project was going to be The Cousins rug. Due to size and required detail this became an overwhelming thought as April was approaching.
Recently I selected an old photo of my mother gazing into a fishbowl. Even as a kid that photo was a favorite of mine. But still the thought of hooking it is daunting.
The photo has so much distortion and detail left to the imagination ~ for instance, is that mother's left arm holding the left side of the bowl?
I tried working on the sketch little by little. Each time reaching close to a frustration level walked away to work on it later. Finally today the pattern was enlarged using the Paint technique I posted about previously.
This will NOT be a narrow cut project. My goal is to hook it in sepia and use #8 but will use smaller cuts as needed. The pattern will be 14 x 16 and believe I can pull this off. I did print it out in a larger size but thought it looked too big.