I’ve finally caught up on my Gale courses from vacation! Whew! Now it’s time to focus more on hooking African Dream. I can smell the end and I’m excited.
I’m trying a new way of hooking. My frame holds the backing taut with gripper strips – strips of rubber with fine sharp tack like protrusions all over them. They grab at my shirts and put holes in them. The frame did come with a ‘sleeve’ to put over them, but I find it awkward to hook that way. The sleeve covers too much of the design for my liking. I could sew another one that leaves more space for hooking, but I’m thinking a simpler fix might be to wear a canvas apron when I hook. The ‘tacks’ on the gripper strip don’t catch so easily on canvas. But it sure does a number to my fine knit t-shirts! Here’s to happy hooking and not having to buy an entire new wardrobe of t-shirts every season! 🙂
My goals this week?
- Hook on African Dream,
- Work on my website development course,
- Sort through work email (I’m down from over 1000 to just around 250),
- Knit on the cellular baby blanket,
- see what else I can do to shake me out of my artistic rut!