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The Universe in a Mat

Plaids and tweeds go celestial

The Universe in a Mat

Universe, 23" x 24". #4- and 5-cut plaid wool on monk's cloth. Designed and hooked by Jeanne Fallier, Westford, Massachusetts, 2015. IMPACT XPOZURES

A simple demonstration piece went from showing the versatility of plaids to a wild ride through the universe. And I went along for the ride.

This design originally started out with just the center circle, and I had an entirely different purpose in mind.

The round circle in the center was intended to demonstrate a few of the ways you can hook in a particular pattern of design without actually hooking each color separately. For instance, the chevron stripe around the horses below was made by using a brown and yellow plaid wool, hooking in straight lines across, always starting the strip with the sequence from the same side of the fabric. The resulting pattern is distinctive and great fun to hook. Why not let the fabric do the work for you?

This article is from the January/February 2016 issue. For more information on our issue, check out our issue page.

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