The little dancing girl is my daughter Leah, age 5 at the time. I tackled this project in Pat Shafer's face class in January. Leah loved wearing make up for recital, so I wanted to emphasize the blush and mascara on this little doll. The face was a breeze with Pat's excellent tutelage. The tough part was the ruffles. Who knew. I particularly enjoyed the tile floor and striped wallpaper. I drew in lots of straight lines before hooking, so I could keep my stripes straight.
The little roper rug I tackled in the Diane Stoffel class we had here last weekend. I blew up the photo, and transferred it onto the linen with red dot. Will's face was fun to do, because not only did we have to get the shading right, we had to make it look dirty as well. Diane is the master and she lead me thru the process without too much whining on my part. In the background of the picture, you see Will's dad and another roper, heading and heeling a steer. These were little tiny figures, but with the 3 cut, it was fun to do. Diane helped me with the sky process before she left and I tackled the dirt by myself. She pulled the colors during class and we decided to make the dirt in short strips. No hooked line is more than 4 or 5 inches. It really help give the variegated look. Dirt should be easy to do, but as I found in last year's cowboy rug "The End of the Day" dirt can present it's own hooking dilemma's.
The little roper's face is a 3 cut, the rest of the rug is 4 and 5 cuts. Little Leah's face is 3 cut and the rest is 5,6 and 8 cuts. I have to admit after all the wide cut rugs I have made, I am enjoying these narrower cuts too.
I have more rugs and more pics, but I better wait till tomorrow.
Bye for now.