Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Yankee Ingenuity Progress

This is the current state of my Yankee Ingenuity hooking. The photo shows the background as more gray than it really is - it has a lot of different colors in it, green and splashes of orange the most prominent. I'm afraid it's going to look disjointed with the central motif floating above the background. Maybe getting the corners hooked will help a little...

6 comments:

Gayle said...

It's totally awesome - not disjointed at all in my opinion. I love the colors and that background with pops of orange.

Teresa said...

I'm sure anxious to get back to my rug. I think yours will be just fine. Keep hooking!
Teresa in Lubbock

leLoops said...

I'm with Gayle. Am loving the way it's working Phyllis. Lee

newburyarts said...

*****the orange strips in the background only make it look like your rug is crawling with orange worms. this does not compliment the
rug, only distracts. the background should always be just that...a background. the eye should travel around the rug, not be distracted by sharp contrasts of color. the use of textures close to the background color would help create movement...or take the orange and similiar wools and bleed them with a black or grey to really darken and dull them down. this way they will retain their own color but be so close to the darkest value that the eye will acknowledge the change and all will be a pleasing visual effect.

Miz T. said...

I love the center motif, and was going to tell you that I think the splashes of orange on the background will probably bring it all together nicely if your corner motifs are also bright. I think touches of design and color in a background provide more interest. Keep doing what you're doing and keep us posted with more pictures.

Rughooker said...

The idea for the bright orange "worms" comes from the sample rug June Mikoryak had in class - if I remember correctly, her background was red with yellow strips, but I may be wrong. I'll have to check the photo - maybe I can post one, too.