Saturday, January 17, 2009

Adventures in Dyeing and Hooking...........

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When I hook our PRESIDENT'S...........LOL! I do love the challenge. I always want there to be no doubt who they are. I start with a portrait (George & Abe) or a photo for Barack. Then I move on to the colors, now for Barack I used both of my Spiced Up Tan's from my dye book for his skin.

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I used my favorite boucle' for his hair. I used the same wool for Abe's beard and hair, and for George's hair. Three different dye formulas. George's hair was basic a drabbing down of this wool. Don't know what I will do when I run out of this wool .......lol.

I will be back soon for more........To be cont............



Ok, since I talk about it all of the time..lol! Here is a sample of the type of wool I like to use for hair, beards, etc.. I have it in cream, it is at least 80% wool and it takes the dye very well. It is perfect for sheep and other animals too! I used this sample because it looks just like the piece I used for Barack's hair and eyebrows.

P.S. I am an Independent voter! My hooking is totally a non-partisan thing! LOL! Had John McCain won, I would have been happy to hook him. I really like and admire both men and thank them for their service to our country.

7 comments:

Plumruncreek said...

Cathy,
You did a WONDERFUL job on this!!!! It's amazing! Hope you get lots of bids.

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Love this! You've done a great job!! I'm hoping next Tuesday brings a new light and life to our country!!! Alice

Paula said...

Cathy,
I agree!!! An awesome job, it does look like him. Amazing.

Miz T. said...

You are so clever! The hair looks great, and you captured his features well. Great job...I hope your bids skyrocket!
Lauri

Bobbie said...

Gosh, Cathy...how impressive! It is a perfect likeness of him! I don't know how you do it, but you seemed to have captured even the tiniest of features. I can't wait for Tuesday! Here's hoping you get BIG bids!

Hooked on Primitives said...

Thanks so much! I really poured my heart into this one! It was fun!!!

TamboinMO said...

Wow! He is amazing!