Here is another little mat done in the style inspired by Ton Schulten. I put a grid on the linen this time to help with the design. Hooking in this style is a great lesson in composition–lights/darks and brights/dulls. I didn’t leave room for borders on the sides as I was hooking on a small piece of backing–a mistake. I also tried varying the sky in colour blocks, but it seemed in this small space that it overpowered the designs.
Next steps: I think this style would work well for a pillow. I like the quirky geometric pattern and the pops of colour. Enough ‘sketches’ for now. I’m taking a fresh piece of linen and planning out a larger rectangular design. I’ll show you when I have it on the backing.
Oh, I really like this piece, Christine, and can see the challenge presented in choosing the colours for each section. Now I shall go and look up Ton Schulten.
Ha, know Ton Schulten : he is inspiration for many !!!