cindi gay Drywall is hung in the new rug hooking studio. Paint is scheduled for next week, then the floor. Should be done in just enough time before our deadline to move out of the old house.

New Project: Woman with Baby

Rug hooking the eyes of a face
This entry is part 1 of 13 in the series Woman with Baby

The first steps in rug hooking a face using wide cuts and textured wool.

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Continuation of How to hook a Wide Cut Face

step 4 of how to rug hook a face
This entry is part 2 of 13 in the series Woman with Baby

This entry is part 2 of 13 in the series Woman with BabyI hooked some of the lighter areas.  Since I already hooked many of the darks, all that remains is to fill in with medium.

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Rug hooking on the Widecut Face Completed

step 5 face filled in
This entry is part 3 of 13 in the series Woman with Baby

Textured wide cut face is now filled in with the medium value.

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Work Begins on the Baby

Rug hooking the baby's hand
This entry is part 4 of 13 in the series Woman with Baby

I begin rug hooking the baby’s hand and eyes.

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Rug Hooking begins on the Mother’s Arm

Baby's face filled in, beginning arm
This entry is part 5 of 13 in the series Woman with Baby

Be careful to hide the lines when you are hooking something organic such as a person. In this post I am rug hooking the arm. After breaking it into light, medium and dark areas all that is left is to fill it in.

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Background Decisions for rug hooked portrait

Rug hooking the mother's body
This entry is part 6 of 13 in the series Woman with Baby

Choose a background strategy and simple border for portraits and landscapes.

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Rug Hooking the Baby’s Fine Hair

step 13 How to rug hook the baby's hair
This entry is part 7 of 13 in the series Woman with Baby

Hooking fine hair on a baby can be a challenge. Find out how I solved the puzzle.

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Rug Hooking the Mother’s Blue Head Scarf

step-13 How to hook the blue fabric head scarf
This entry is part 8 of 13 in the series Woman with Baby

Adding a blue scarf to this woman matches her mood. I had originally planned on rug hooking some elegant jewelry. She look too tired for jewels.

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Rug Hooking Some Background on Woman with Baby

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This entry is part 9 of 13 in the series Woman with Baby

I am beginning to add some of the background hooking foilage without hooking foilage, just small green spot dyed circles.

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Green Blurry Foilage Background Continues

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This entry is part 10 of 13 in the series Woman with Baby

Background rug hooked with spot dyes is beginning to take shape. A darker version of the spot dye is used to fill in the areas around the circles.

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