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It's the first of May and I've decided to challenge myself to blog for 31 days in a row. To support that effort, I've enrolled in the 2012 WordCount Blogathon.
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With a new resolution comes a new fiber craft! - Well, at least new for me.
Someone sent me information on Fiber Hooking and I have to admit I wasn't overly thrilled by the idea. On it's face, it looked a lot like latch-hook rug making, and I had done that in the past.
But then I saw two things that intrigued me -
- It wasn't latch-hooking, but a different kind of looped hooking that used longer pieces of yarn and pulled loops up through a tight woven/linen fabric.
- The designs and colors used in them were just incredibly beautiful!
Then I chose my favorite design among the many great choices.
The kit was for four excellent looking sheep face coasters. I LOVED the fact that it had one black-sheep in the group, and I also love the color choices the designers had made.
So, I stretched the linen fabric over the stretcher...
Fiberhooked my first sheep face (of course, I hooked the black sheep first!)...
Then I hooked in the background (great color)...
And then I hooked a few more adorable sheep faces.
Now I have to add in the remaining backgrounds and voila! (sorry, no accent) I have incredible coasters.
I have to say while I was initially attracted to the designs because of the simple graphics and rich colors, I was very impressed with the yarn quality, the canvas and the detailed instructions for Fiber Hooking. I have also come to love working on this project. If only I could bring it with me when I fly to work.
Check out all the designs and equipment here on FiberHooking's site.
Any thoughts on which one I should do next?