This is a more realistic challenge for me in terms of size and detail than the wonderful Patriotic Shield. Hooking the Shield I looked critically at the stars and wondered how they would appear with wide flannel and changed my plan. Will definitely hook the Shield later with wool. Now to my new challenge, Tattered Tulip.
I pulled a mix of woven cottons and cotton flannel but that mint green looks too light.
This is the original photo of Tattered Tulip and the mint flannel IS to light. Yeah, I tried to stay within the colors of the original ~ so silly of me and when you see the other gals you'll know why.
So decided to change up my fabric up a bit. Mint flannel on the left and the back of a vintage cutter quilt on the right.
As planned I tried to walk in the shoes of our foremothers using this antique hook. You can see it has a carved wooden handle and guessing the hook was a chiseled down nail with a hook on the end. Don't know how our foremothers hooked with that, but they did and quite successfully. I tried at least half dozen times to pull each strip up but grabbed my trusty Hartman to continue.
FYI, I cut the cotton and flannel about 1/2" but might have been able to achieve more with 3/4 or 1" strips. Below is all I've accomplished today.
I've received photos and updates from a couple gals and you wouldn't believe what some have accomplished. Will do another post tomorrow with an idea on how we can share our messages with each other instead of me posting all the photos on my blog.
Briefly here's the idea....
I could do a 'Challenge Rug Hooking Group' email where everyone's email address in a BCC (blind carbon copy) each can read the email without divulging each of our email addresses. This way we can share at will our ideas, photos, etc.
Of course it would mean when you want to share your photos you'd need to choose "REPLY ALL" and not just "REPLY". The Reply would just come to me instead of the whole participating group.
Will probably dream a sleepless night while figuring this out in my head. Have a good night, happy hooking and will connect with you all tomorrow.
NOTE: Evening Stitcher you are a NO-REPLY blogger and am unable to send you an email.