November 12, 2015

A New Textile: "Zigzags and Curves"

Zigzags and Curves, hand dyed wool on linen, 14 x 16 1/2 in.

Two overlapping rectangles; two colors: a very simple idea. To add a little complexity, a different hooking pattern in each rectangle: repeated zigzags, and gentle curves. I wasn't sure that this would be enough visual interest to carry the piece, but because it's fairly small, I think it works, and I like its minimal quality. The patterned hooking causes the edges to become especially uneven, but that doesn't bother me much; irregularity tends to be a characteristic of rug hooking. 

Zigzags and Curves detail

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