At the Beach by Lois Moore, Cedar Lakes 2009

Written by Cindi Gay

I love being a part of rugs that mean something to the student. Lois wanted to hook a photo of her mother and uncle taken at the beach. I drew the pattern and dyed the flesh wool.

At the beach by Lois Moore
At the beach by Lois Moore

She wanted to keep it small which in some ways made it more difficult, but with patience she obtained a remarkable resemblance. The secret was to identify the major shapes of the body and to hook those areas, trying not to hook eyes, nose, mouth, etc. We used slightly different colors for the man and woman.

At the beach closeup

She entered the rug in the local Senior Olympics – Heritage Division, Silver Arts, and got First Place!

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