Hi everyone! Today is a full day of rug hooking. My plan is to hook more on Ripening Saskatoons, and to work on my portfolio.
The baby sweater will be a project to work on in the evening. Love knitting that way. You can do it almost anytime and anywhere. 🙂
How is everyone doing today?
I checked out Laura Salamy’s blog and discovered she also rips out her mistakes to re-hook. There seems to be a couple of approaches to mistakes in rug hooking. One is to just hook and learn from the experience as you go. The other is to rip and re-hook areas you don’t like. I tend to do more of the latter. But I will admit, you can go too far and never accomplish anything.
I have re-hooked areas of Prairie Sunset several times. Even after it came back from jurying! The sun was too large, so I took it down a notch. Here’s the before and after…
You can barely see the difference, but it makes a difference to my eye. There’s one less line of hooking between the sun and the sky.
And then there was Moose & Mountains. I must have re-hooked those antlers 3 or 4 times! In the end, I just had to call it quits and be satisfied with what was there. The sky was no easy thing to do either!
The point is, I am rarely happy with what I hook. It is all a work in progress, and process is more important than outcome in my mind. But I also am reluctant to let anything I am unhappy with slip through my hands. I suspect this is one reason my production is as low as it is.
So hang in there Laura Salamy! And any other hooking artists who re-hook their work. 🙂 Learn from the process, do the best you can, and keep on hooking!
Hope everyone has a great day today! 🙂