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TitlePelican's CatchDesigned bySandra GrantHooked bySandra GrantDimensions16" x 38"Materialshand-dyed wools and yarns, feathers, metallics, roving, velvets, sari silk, silk ribbonsCuts2, 3, 4, 5Share

This piece was inspired by my previous blue heron pieces. I wanted to continue my background designs, as they were evolving in different ways. I wanted to focus on a wonderful bird with a large beak and lots of interesting colors in it.

The challenge with this bird was how can I make the velvet work for me to create him?  The black and gray birds hook nicely with the raised sculpted wool techniques and allow me to use a lot of color in the background, which I enjoy.

This piece was the center in our local show, Valley Arts Rug Exhibit 2019.  It then was chosen for the cover of Rug Hooking Magazine June 2020, along with Anne-Marie Littenberg’s article about my work.