Monday, August 12, 2013

Baby Beltie

This past Spring I was out snapping pictures of the new Galloway (Beltie) calves at Fearrington Village.  I really liked the pose of this one as he looked back at his mom as if to say, "Hey, mom let's go."  They had just come in for breakfast. He was done with his meal and ready to head back out into the pasture.

I drew my design. I decided on 20" x 20" so he was large enough such that I could get the necessary details hooked in.  I am using primitive linen.  It is my go to backing as it has a nice weave and doesn't stretch.  I'm hooking him in a #4 cut.  It is my favorite cut for hooking animals.
The progress so far...

Check back later for further progress.


  1. Just found your blog through Pinterest and now I'm your newest follower. LOVE your hooked rugs - I look forward to getting to know you!

  2. Welcome Gayle. Thanks for your kind words.