I know that I said I would post more regularly this year…but the month of January has had some amazing times and some hard ones–both of which kept me away from here. So on this second-last day of the month, I’m starting again with the completed Village Mat. You can see here how it began with the sweater patches sewn on the backing. I learned a few things with this first prototype: next time I will add a little stuffing under the sweaters or else double them so that they are more at the height of the hooking. I tried needle felting on top of the sweater pieces, but did not like the effect at all. I do think the sweater patch idea has possibilities, especially with striped and patterned sweaters. This piece is going to be a pillow and I already have the border fabric sewn on, so I think the gentle pressure of the filled piece will help to smooth out the occasional sweater ripple.
I’ll be starting a new one soon. So stay tuned. And thanks for your patience. xine <3
I’m sorry for your hard times this month. It is nice to have you back. This piece is wonderful. I like how it almost disappears into darkness at the bottom and top. A lovely study of colour.
Jill in Ontario
Thanks, Jill, for your kind wishes and your comments about the piece. I’m about to draw up another one with more attention to the lights and darks and how they work together.