When I posted this mat last week, the response surprised me. The “Poppy” mat has become the most popular item in the studio! It seems that “pretty” is making a comeback. Many have requested a kit and I have hooked enough of it to know the amounts of materials needed. This kit is not a “paint by numbers” kit….it will include the pattern, silk ribbon, the wool and a photo which you will use as a guide. With these tools, you will be encouraged to experiment and play with color placement and hooking style. If you have never used silk sari ribbon, this kit is a good introduction. The photo shows my progress so far. As you might notice, it does need a bit of tweaking. It does hook up quickly and I expect to have it completed in a few days. Any kits that go out now, will include this photo until it is completed. If you prefer to order items separately, the following is a general list of the materials used in “Poppies”
Studio Line Silk Sari Ribbon: 1 skein blush, 1 skein ivory
Mottled Solid Dyed Wool: Sunkissed Dark, Sunkissed Medium, Spanish Moss Light,
Spot dye: Pink pearl
Texture: grumpy old man, cotton eyed joe, old glory white and dorr natural.
The pattern “Poppies” and kit are now available on the website.