Due to possible bad weather later this morning, I canceled the Friday studio class but was able to get a bit of hooking done. Here’s my progress so far:
- I added the viney leaves that I added to the rose to the corner flower.
- I ripped out some of the circles in order to place the next flower. This is another motif from the new pattern, Flower Riot.
- I haven’t fixed the rose yet.
- I began experimenting with the corner of the hit and miss. I didn’t want to do the expected miter. I’ll play around with it for a while. I don’t have enough of it hooked to make a decision yet.
- I’m playing with the idea of changing the background of the border. I would leave in what I have hooked, keep the dark brown around the flowers, but where the viney leaves hit the outer edges of the border, I have the opportunity to make a change.
I decided to do a bit of doodling. This is one method I use to generate ideas. I’ve become very fond of irregular borders. As I examined the photo above, I began to wonder if the lower line was too straight (even though it is no where near straight and NOT hooked in the straight of grain.) But the question becomes, if not that then what?
I’ve blogged before about my Wacom tablet. What I love is how I can take a photo of my work in progress and then draw right on it.
If you’ve become a regular reader of the blog you know that I tend to experiment and let my ideas take me where they will. Many of the ideas I propose don’t make it to the final rug. Others will get tried but discarded. But I am a firm believer that if you get an inspiration to try something and you don’t try it, you’ve lost that possibility forever. Follow those ideas!
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