I finished hooking and binding Baptism by Fire this week. It is 18" by 46". The entire surface of the rug is waffled with four analogous colors in 8-values each: McIntosh Million 101; Finnigan Flame 102; Jacky Lantern 103; Somerset Sunset 104.
There was no drawn design. To create this original abstract, I simply concentrated on values, hooking similar values downward, with my waffling technique. To waffle, I work downwards, hooking a few loops and then jumping over and hooking a few more loops, skipping some loops along the way. I then continue with another color/value and build downwards, hooking a few loops and skipping one or two, jumping over a bit and hooking down some more. Then I go back in and keep filling in until the area is thoroughly hooked. I move to the next area and do more of the same.
I have envisioned this for many years, and although I tried desperately to acheive it in paint, I was not able to do so until I turned to try it in wool.