Thursday, February 10, 2011

Hooking with leftover Snarles

I just took a class from Eric Sandburg in January on Geometrics, which by the way was a fabulous class. We could only work from our snarl bag (leftover strips from other rugs). Before class we divided our strips into light, bright, dark, and dull (or by colors) and brought them with us to class. Our pattern was an original that he drew called "Step Medallion", a 16 x 16 inch square. LOVE the pattern and it was wonderful to hook.

Working from just a snarl bag was so very challenging and I never realized how many strips it took to hook up a 16 x 16 area. If you run out of a color, you have to improvise and decide what to do next. It really stretches you and the tendency to cheat was always on my mind. BUT, I persevered and I am so very proud of myself.

It is not the prettiest thing I ever hooked, but it is . . . interesting and really shows the pattern. Click on the picture and you can better see where I had to re group and throw in another color, or go into a different direction. Every one in the class is hooking the pattern differently. It is amazing how different the results. If I can snap a picture of the some of the other hooker's geometric, I will post the pictures.

Wonderful class!