Sunday, May 1, 2011


Scrolls, 2010
This mat was done during a class with Betty McClentic, a certified McGown teacher, from Rhode Island. She taught us the fine shading of these motifs using swatches of wool. This was the first time I tried shading.
The swatches are wool pieces that were dyed to have gradations of color (light to dark). There are 2 sets of swatches in this mat. The upper right scroll and lower left scroll use the same color swatches. The upper left scroll and lower right scroll use the same swatches. Betty provided the swatches. The strip width is a #3 (3/32 of an inch) and the backing is Monks cloth.
The background was hooked after the class with a spot-dyed wool piece dyed by Beverly Mulcahy.

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