|Major reverse hooking in the crow and lollipop |
bush areas to calm the rug down as of 2-17-12.
Reverse hooking, what a funny name for re-work! By the time I'm done with this rug, I will have hooked parts of it 3 - 4 times.
I have reverse hooked the background around the lollipop bush 3 times because I was not entirely happy with it. The third time is a charm, and now I like the background. I find using light wools the most challenging of all combinations for a background.
I have rehooked much of the rug in a "less is better" approach, scaling back on miscellaneous lines all over the place, even though that's Magdalena's style.
Now I am enjoying this rug, and I better like this rug, because it is HUGE! Here are more pictures of the progress I made through this past weekend.
|More hooking as of 2-19-12. I took the vase wool out; I didn't like it.|
|Lulu likes the left dog; as soon as I put the rug on the floor to look at it, she and Maggie sit on one of the dogs.|
|Upper right leaf as originally hooked.|
|As rehooked, the leaf has more lines of colors.|