Before I go on to discuss the modifications I made to the photo Carol sent, I feel I need express my humble opinion. I think there are two camps for hooking M style:
- camp 1: going "all out Magdalena" by adding trademark elements: abundant lines and hit-n-miss, bunting type shapes in corners and across border areas, crows with cherries in their beaks, a lollipop bouquet, symbols in the background, obscure animals, echoing around animals and making the hooked rug look "old as dirt" as I like to call it; or
- camp 2: a modified style of Magdalena's work with cute animal cutouts, but fewer trademark elements; prim, but cute more than antique in appearance.
|Carol's pattern; its a fun pattern. |
Sorry, the pattern designer's name was not included with the picture to give credit.
|Mockup 1 to add more M style elements.|
Carol mentioned she likes the Domestic Zoo pattern design, so I tried to incorporate more symbols from it into this second version in the available open spaces. Note, in Photoshop I took some of the original circles out of the photo to cover over with lines and symbols for this version.
|This version has a few more types of symbols found in the Domestic Zoo pattern.|
Carol, thank you for letting me play with this design and I hope it gives you some ideas. I'm sure you will have fun hooking this pattern. It will turn out great no matter how you hook it - it's a very fun pattern!
And just to show you my fondness for lines, lines and lines, here's my M style eagle with more progress since Tueday's gathering.
|M style eagle as of 3/15/12.|
Also, the bright spots might come out, but for now I like them, sort of.