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Saturday, March 1, 2008

How to hook a stained glass piece


by Denise Vandenbemden

Hooking stained glass is actually very easy. The best thing to do is to go to a stained glass supply store and have a good look at the different kinds of glass. Some is mottled, some is spotted and some looks hammered and the choice is endless. Explain your interest to the store keeper and ask if you can take a few pictures. I would suggest you spot-dye your wool. Outline the "glass pieces" on the lines of your pattern and fill in hooking straight or in diagonal or circles to achieve the  desired effect. The outline should be black if you are using strong colors, with light colors charcoal looks better. 

Denise Vandenbemden
Stained Glass. Denise Vandenbemden.

For a pattern you can use Ed Sibbet Jr.'s "Stained glass coloring books" from an art and craft store. The patterns may be used without special authorization.
 
Stained glass imitation hooked in 2006 with wool fabric on burlap in a # 4 cut. Pattern is an adapted design from the ''Art Nouveau Stained Glass Coloring book'' by Ed Sibbet Jr. The colors were achieved with spot deying on natural wool.