Wool Snapshots by April D. DeConick

This is a step-by-step instructional book that shows you how to take your favorite photos and turn them into small hooked mats.  Includes creative ideas for finishing and displaying your wool snapshots.  69-pages, 59 full color illustrations and photos.  Professionally bound.


What is Wool Snapshots all about?

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Zonalism is a technique that focuses on hooking the different value zones of the snapshot, instead of reproducing exact colors or trying to shade as Pearl McGown taught. Instead we will be juxtaposing light and dark values, and warm and cool colors to create impressionistic hooked snapshots.

I got the idea to create miniature portraits from snapshots when I realized one day just how many cut strips and wool scraps I had leftover from all my big hooked projects. Baskets and baskets of them. I was running out of space to store them. I needed some way to use up all this beautiful pre-cut wool. So I was inspired to try to fashion the leftovers into bitty portraits about 7” by 7”.

Over time, I have worked out a process that results in stunning hooked miniature portraits, and it is this step-by-step process that I am sharing with you in this book. We will be learning about an impressionistic technique that I call Zonalism and applying it to snapshot-sized hooked pieces like those shown in My Snapshot Portrait Gallery at the back of this book.