The piece is called Herbert and was hooked by Sandra Stewart of New Brunswick. Sandy said she had the perfect perch over her mantel. Every time she walks by this colourful fella she smiles. That's what is so great about fiber art or art in general, some pieces just perpetuate a smile from the inside out.
Herbert is adorned with lots of different fibers to make him the showy cock-of-the-walk a rooster can be. He's proud and bold as he struts around the barnyard look for a few chics. Using verel means you don't have to hook any background so the rooster, fence and flowers jump off the backing to catch your eye. This guy is definitely preened for love...so look-out Henny Penny!
A rug made from pattern was a part of Sandy's family's past. She walked on it as a young girl and now she wants to revisit the design and make new memories by hooking the pattern with a brighter palette. She asked me to colour plan and assemble all the wool so she can take it back to Ontario to hook. Sandy usually does her own dyeing but at this stage in her life she said she would just rather just buy the wool and get right down to the hooking. I can't wait to see the finished piece. I'll keep you posted.