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July Pattern of the Month!!

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July Pattern of the Month!!

It's summer, and that means a very busy tourist season here at the studio. Our season is so short but is packed with the bustle of happy people that are delighted to be making a stop here in Amherst for a visit with their favourite rug hooking artist. By the time our day of work has ended there is little fuel left over for hooking at home. So this is where I stand... I haven't finished the pattern of the month to show you but I have a good start on it! 

When I saw that the July pattern was a lighthouse I automatically thought of a beautiful blue sky on a sunny day with the traditional white tower, but I wanted to try something a little different and to push my limits. I decided to try a sunset sky. We have a lot of dyed colours in the studio right now and some great yarns as well. I have been busy dying some Briggs and Little yarn and one in particular caught my eye... it features some pretty great sunset colours so I've used a fair bit of that. I've also pulled inspiration from some images of sunsets I found on google. 

I'm thinking of defining the lighthouse better with some black yarn. That should make it stand out against the colourful sky. I'm still deciding if I want the main body of the lighthouse to be blue are grey as it would be in shadow. I started out with blue but there may still be some room for change. "Try not to overthink it" is what I tell our clients but sometimes I'm guilty of it myself. These are supposed to be fun and relaxing so that's what I'm aiming for. 

Enjoy the remainder of your summer!

Denice

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