Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Planning for April's Class

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.


  1. Can't wait to see you working on this!

  2. Wow - am impressed. I too can hardly wait to see it.

  3. This will be so impressive and what a loving tribute to mom.
    I must disagree, though. An 8 is a fine cut...lol :)

  4. Your talent never ceases to amaze. Hope you will share the journey. A very lovely tribute to your Mom.

  5. A great tribute to your mom. Looking forward to seeing the sepia colors. Good luck. Janice

  6. Wow,
    This will be amazing,,,,
    Great job , so far,,,

  7. You've done a great job sketching the photo. The more I look at it, I think her left arm and hand are positioned behind her right, not visible in the photo, except maybe a sliver of her arm just to the left of her right arm and her fingers through the bowl.

    Do you have a round bowl similar to this that you could fill with water and see how it reflects and distorts??

  8. Happy FriYay Saundra! I truly love this photo of your mom....how very precious. I can't imagine hooking it though...then, again, any face in hooked fashion seems daunting to me. I know my friend Cathy has hooked several (she does great mammies...and an awesome Abe Lincoln in sepia)...and another neighbor did an incredible rendition of her grandfather proposing to her grandmother (called "Marry Me Mary")...but the thought of it makes me shudder LOL. I am sure yours will be awesome...and truly excited to see it come to life! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin


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