"Chicken Challenge", 2015
Wool strips on linen, 18" x 15"
This year's challenge piece is finished - using the pattern I drew for our ATHA chapter. (Challenge posted on February 6th, label: rug hooking) I didn't change the size of the pattern, but added the chicks and the lettering. The chicks are done in the Waldoboro Style (sculpted). They were hooked with high loops. The loops are then cut and sculpted with scissors to create an area that is rounded and higher than the rug surface. The sky background is a green, blue, gold, and orange plaid and the rest of the wool is a mixture of strips from my stash. I love the chick on the right - it has "attitude".