Wednesday, March 2, 2016

A Little Reverse Hooking ~

After posting the chicken, I decided it really did need some red in the tail feathers.  That was the original plan but then I changed my mind.  Should have stuck with it.  I'm not a big fan of reverse hooking, though this went quickly.  Here it is with the buttons, though they are not yet sewn on.

I found an old shoe button that I used for her eye.

Here is the honeycomb wool I used.  I'm not sure whose wool it is, but I'm sure one of my readers will know the source.
I also posed the question on Facebook.  I'm told that the Old Tattered Flag carries it (called Henny Penny wool) and it can also be found at   Designsinwool on Etsy.  Facebook readers are saying it is both a Rebecca Erb and a Dorr wool.

It's the second time I've used it for a chicken and it's just perfect.  I used the above wool for the chicken and a darker honeycomb for the border.
Pattern by Kris Miller
It's 6:20 pm as I'm starting this post and it's still not dark.  I am looking forward to the time change to have even more daylight  hours in the evening, though it's not fun going to work in the dark.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)


  1. That is one sexy funky chicken!

  2. I haven't used mine yet, it was gifted to me, now I know how it looks hooked, will have to make something to use it in. Love how the buttons look, such a fun piece.


  3. Hi Lauren,
    I am not normally a rooster fan, but both of yours are just wonderful!! Love that wool you used and the button eye is just perfect!!
    Hope you have a great week!!
    Warm Hugs~

  4. the rooster is adorable!!!!!!!

  5. The red in the tail feathers is way too fun !!
    A very cosmopolitan chicken !
    Eager to see what you choose for your background.

  6. How I love your fancy chicken! I have that wool and I got it from Dorr

  7. That red is perfect! And both of those chickens are great. Love the wool.

  8. Love the chickens and that wool!! The red just added the right touch of whimsy!!

  9. Love the red in the tail feathers! I have that wool and got it from Rebecca. Hugs, Lori

  10. Oh Lauren, I love the rooster, great looking rug!!!! Blessings Francine.

  11. Smart to put the red in the tail, looks great. Perfect button for the eye. Now I want to hook a chicken and already have some of the honeycomb. But first....that sheep.

  12. I like those chickens and I love the red tail feathers you added and the buttons. I am going to buy some of that wool. I just love it. I love the name too. I can't wait to see your chicken finished. Have a lovely day Lauren.

  13. Great job on that chicken, Lauren! A fun one, for sure.

  14. Both are great chickens Lauren! That wool is just PERFECT for them! I've started a chicken rug myself - a gift for a friend who started raising them a couple years ago. Using Lori's pattern from the challenge rugs.

  15. Love your chicken and all the buttons on it.

  16. Your chicken looks fantastic and love the buttons and I love your rooster and that wool is perfect.
    I'm trying to catch up with what you've been up to.
    Have a great week lauren.

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