As you all know, we kinda took the summer off as a group. Various illnesses (including Covid--everyone's ok though!), super-heat, vacations, hand issues, and Life got in the way. But:
In June and July, in lieu of regular meetings, we managed to squeeze in a well-attended workshop on Pet Portraits led by Charlie Dalton, the Hooking Colonel, via Zoom. In June's Part I, we watched as Charlie gave instructions for taking photos of our pets that would work to simplify the design process. He then described how to accumulate the right values of wools, demonstrated his process for transferring a photo to backing, and began work on his project, a friend's dog named Cole, giving tips and instruction every step of the way. There was a 3-week break for us each to gather wool, take clear photos, transfer the designs, and start hooking. Part 2 in July began with a show-and-tell and was a mammoth question and answer session with everyone hooking. Many specific questions were resolved along the way as participants hooked together (still via Zoom) and got questions in about hooking eyes, hair, tongues, ears, everything that makes our pets so cute.
And then summer took over...no one has finished yet (except Charlie) but as you can see below, everyone made a great beginning. There were many more participants than I have photos for but I couldn't get permission to show any other photos than these. Enjoy ogling, and I'll post again when/if I get completed projects and permission. In no particular order, I present to you:
I think everyone is back working on their portraits now. But where are the dogs???
Well, finally! Here's Joanne's start on Maddie, to the right. Altogether too cute if you ask me.
If any of you other class participants have a partially finished dog to show (this means YOU, Lynda, and anyone else), please send me a photo and permission to include it. Thanks.
And special thanks to Charlie for starting this portrait insanity.
Are you still working on your beloved parrot or turtle portrait? Even a rubber chicken portrait will do. C'mon people! Send them to me with your permission to post!