Had to go back to the old styling to get the pattern dimensions back! Ugghh.

New Project: Woman with Baby

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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