Here are a few photos to share of a few participants' progress.
Elaine was the first to check in with a photo and what textiles she is using. Her challenge piece included cotton, wool sweater, sari silk, nylons and yarn. And what seems to be the complaint from all of us who photo our mats, she says the colors are not as bright as the photo shows. Great work Elaine, you sent me this a day or two ago so guess you are already done with this one and maybe starting another, 😉.
Nancy drew her pattern freehand. She confirmed my sentiments by saying, "this is not as easy to hook with (as wool). She started with old seam binding at the top, then cut calico strips about 3/4" wide to do the rest which she says was easier to pull through. The dark blue is a piece of homespun. Her hand is tired but is happy with how it is turning out. Nancy, I totally agree with you, it looks really neat!!!
Elizabeth drew her pattern 18 x 20 1/4 and using what fabrics she has on hand which includes light weight curtain samples, cotton, green jersey and/or green wool yarn. She plans a mauve and lighter pink as is wool yardage strips.
Photos of textiles she's using.
Jo, that mix of wool and other fibers really works well together, I might do some reverse hooking and adapt some wool too 😁 .
Tammy wanted to work on the Magdalena Pup; oh but those x's are so familiar to me as I do the same thing when I want to change something on a pattern. Guess we rug hookers have a lot in common.
She also send a couple photos of the textiles she will use.
If I've missed anyone and their photos, send an update to the group and I'll be sure to put them in a future blog post so others can see them who are not part of this challenge.
Happy Hooking everyone.