Saturday, November 22, 2008

Hella's chickadees on a sunflower

This lovely mat was a gift from Hella to her grandson Alex and new granddaughter [in-law], Jennie as a wedding gift. She did an exquisite job, carefully keeping the strips of painted wool for the sky in order, so that when worked in reverse hooking it would make a lovely background for the main motif. By hooking from the back and skipping several holes [4, I think, in this case], being very careful not to twist the 'worms', a flat basket weave effect is produced. Painstaking, but absolutely worth the effort!

It is a beautiful expression of love, something to treasure always. Jennie has now joined our group and is doing really well. Our circle grows and we have a lot of fun seeing what each other is working on.

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