Day one of the rug hooking crewel/Jacobean class is done. Taken from the handout . . . "Jacobean embroidery is a style of embroidery design, rather than an embroidery technique. The style includes elaborate stylized flowers, vines, plants animals and birds. Crewel embroidery, or crewelwork, is a type of flat embroidery using wool." "A small crewel pattern is perfect for a first project. It lends itself to a simple color plan using swatches to experiment with color, value and balance. Since there are no realistic images, you are free to experiment and have fun with the whimsical motifs using colors that you like!"
Teacher Connie Bradley is a bundle of energy. She has been hooking for at least 30 years and she is just a youngster :)
Taught by her mom, there isn't a style of hooking Connie can't do. Here are some of the examples she brought to class to showcase the style.
The mat I chose to hook. No small motifs so I am able to hook it using an 8 and 8.5 cut.
I am not using swatches ~ just colors I like. I purchased the lighter teal blue from Connie ~ a wonderful as is wool. The darker teal is a small piece of overdyed wool I had left. Sure wish I had more of it. The wool used in the leaves is a piece Connie suggested. I think once my dark background goes in they will "pop".
I found this wonderful antique paisley tablecloth the other day at a local antique shop (for a really GREAT price). It has some damage, but I'm not sure enough damage that I can justify cutting it up.
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