What are you working on at the moment. Would love to see your current projects and a description of it. [does anyone actually read our blog? I'll know by your answers to this question]
OK, here is my [Chris'] hubby rug?
It is being hooked from a photo of my husband. I am using mainly recycled wool in 6-8 cut [3/16"- 1/4"] woolen strips. I am also using a bit of eyelash yarn for the moustache and in his lovely white hair, but I haven't got to that yet. Sorry but I took the photo at night and it is not very clear. I have just about finished the face and will be starting on the hat or shirt next. I am going to use denim strips for the shirt. :)
Next is my love rug.
I have had to do major alterations here. It was pointed out to me that the tree in the first photo is too light. Not enough contrast between the values, even though I like the colours; and ultimately some of the photos- especially my grandson on the lower right of the tree got lost. You can really see this in a grey scale photo as the values show up better. I knew about this theoretically but hadn't done it, which I am sorry about now as I could have saved myself a lot of work.
In the second photo you will see that I have started pulling out some of the tree and re-hooked it in a darker value. The photos now show up a whole lot better, but I still have to redo my grandson as I am not happy with him. I am learning lots by my mistakes, but that's how we learn, it's OK. :). As I roll my rug to the next section I will pull out the tree and re-hook like the bottom bit.
Sorry about the strips I left lying on the rug when I took the photo. Didn't see them at the time.