I never get tired of Santa and here's proof...I've been working on this Santa rug for a workshop in Mississippi, coming up the first week of February:
There are several different techniques that I'll be teaching my class...hooking with roving (of course), how to hook eyes (and there are three of them here!) and sculpting. The holly berries are all hoved, which means they are sculpted from wool strips that have been pulled up high. They are actually 3-dimensional. And the pom pom on Santa's hat is also sculpted, but it is sculpted from roving. It's hard for me to say which materials I like to work with the most, but I do think perhaps the roving is a little easier to sculpt with. I'm also going to crochet wool strips around the edge to finish it and that will be another thing that will be taught in class.
I still don't have a name for this pattern...any suggestions???
And I am itching to return to my hooking on this......
My Midnight Clear rug! I had to set it aside to work on the other Santa rug, but now I'm anxious to get back to it. Everything was hooking up wonderfully and I couldn't be happier! The background is a mix of two navy plaid wools. I think they make a stunning midnight sky. It is important for the letters to pop (but not too loudly) so I chose a brighter blue plaid for them. I don't use a lot of blues when I color plan for myself but I love what I am using for this rug!
Of course, there is no rest for the weary! I'm ALSO working on my blog challenge project which is due on January 20th. Yikes! I'll be burning the midnight oil for sure because I am nowhere close to being finished! I don't even have enough done for a sneak peek yet...but I can tell you that it will have something to do with Valentine's day. LOL! So come back on Thursday to see what I have concocted.