I know it is still early to critique my rug, since a limited amount of background has been added, but Trudy's rug has already influenced me to remove the numerous busy lines I have strewn about my lollipop bush and crows. Here are pictures of the dogs close-up for comparison.
|Trudy's left dog.|
|My left dog. Note the lines around the dog's chest and paw, near the crow and aside |
the lollipop bush. Now I see that these make this area too busy.
|Trudy's right dog.|
|My right dog. He's also got a lot of lines adjacent to his chest.|
Here's another point of difference: I've been using multiple colors in the hit-n-miss areas I've hooked so far, and Trudy has used fewer colors but she made each color wider in width. This is easier on the eye than my busy, row after row color change. I like Trudy's style better. Here are a few more examples to show the differences.
|Trudy's rug with less squiggly lines strewn about than mine, below. |
This allows the lollipop bush and crows to stand out (pop) without all the competition I added.
|My rug is busy and a little wild. It makes my head hurt! I'm even embarrassed to show it now!|
|Trudy's rug with wider hit-n-miss lines than my multiple colors.|
|My rug, again too busy and the multi-line, multi-color hit-n-miss is competing with the crow.|
Isn't it fun and exciting how we can learn from each other? I am so glad to see Trudy's rug before I went further in hooking. Her influence has saved me from many headaches. Reverse hooking, here I come! Thank you Trudy for your influence!