A while back, we received a shipment of coloured burlap and linen. Sue had been in the States and saw that folks were appliqueing designs on coloured burlap and then sewing it into pillows so we thought, "Why not hook something? Same deal, no background!"
Some of the colours really spoke to me, begging to be used and I'm losing sleep coming up with different ideas to utilize them. If only I could hook as fast as I think, or at least have the time to do it all! Now I’m imagining hooked salt boxes of various colours on the different coloured backings; whimsical, eye catching gifts for the coming tourist season.
Sue Cunningham bought a piece of the seafoamy coloured burlap and whipped up this fetching piece called “Family Portrait” . The sheep are all wearing coats of Curly Locks (Mohair Boucle). Some are done in the natural while others are hand-dyed charcoal and what I call Sooty Santa, to separate the various bodies and of course black for the little bad boys! She hooked the faces and legs in black wool fabric.