Wool Snapshots Class: Finished Piece 1

The finished mats are coming in from the Wool Snapshots class at Green Mountain Rug Camp.  Judy Shields is the first to send me her finished piece to share on my blog.  She choose to hook a Christmas photo taken of her grandchildren last year.  The baby girl is 14 months old and her brother is 9 years old.  Judy wanted to make the mat extra special, so she cut some of the fabric from the actual dress that the baby wore and hooked with that.  She embellished with a little red flower at her waist.  She also textured the background with the basket weave stitch to set the children apart from their surroundings.  I love the way she hooked the shadows in the boy's shirt.  She framed it under glass.