...on hooking peedie (Orcadian word for small/little) simple pictures with my hand spun wool. I have a small wooden frame that I stretch a piece of hessian over and fix with drawing pins.I then draw the design (although that sounds like a rather grand term when applied to what I do) and fill it in using a crotchet hook and hand spun wool.I tend to do around the edges first.
I first started making the pictures last year having been on a short workshop to learn the technique using old t-shirts. It took me some time to work out how to present the finished item. At first I backed them with calico and put a small ring on so they could be hung up. However, this didn't seem to do them justice.
I now leave hesian around the edges which frames the hooked picture. This is then stitched on to a piece of calicao and stretch over an artist stretched canvas.
The overall size of the picture below is 10" x 8" (254mm x 203mm). The hooked piece is 7" x 2.5" without the hesian border. I’ll think I will have to work on neatening up the edges.
I don't just do hearts. I really like the flowers in a vase and have other ideas floating around in my head.