Footloose and Fancy Free

I have been hard at work on a new wool snapshots rug.  This one is another panoramic but a little longer and wider than Joy Ride.  I felt that I had to go with this bigger size because the children in the photo are quite small and I would loose all detail if I hooked a smaller piece.

This rug is based on a family photo taken in Galveston at the pier at Christmastime.  I loved the photo immediately because it showed the pleasure of a carefree moment of childhood.  For me, the rug is bittersweet because the moment captured also depicts the last of childhood for these three cousins who were on the brink of young adulthood, when such moments of childhood freedom would become part of their past.

 Footloose and Fancy Free.  2018. 18" x 33". Designed, dyed, and hooked by April D. DeConick.

Footloose and Fancy Free.  2018. 18" x 33". Designed, dyed, and hooked by April D. DeConick.

 Original Photo

Original Photo