That’s right, I hooked a pizza. I registered to attend the Woolwrights’ annual spring hook-in in March and they’re doing a mat swap. I’ve never participated in a mat swap and to tell the truth, I’m not one hundred percent sure how it works, but when I read that the theme for the mats is FOOD, I thought -I’m in!
Rug hookers do like to share food when they gather, so this mat just begged to be hooked. I had several food ideas swimming in my head, but since I’ve been happily hooking round mats recently, the pizza was a perfect fit. I’m also originally from New Jersey and there is no better pizza than New Jersey pizza. So fuggedaboudit, New York and other pizza wannabes - New Jersey is pizza king!
As my mat model, I used the full-color and delectable depiction of a pepperoni pizza from the box top of a frozen pizza [I don’t live in NJ anymore]. I made the pepperoni with quillies and added some green peppers and anchovies. I know anchovies are not everyone’s favorite, but I like them and they add a bit of color to the mat. I used a piece of brown wool to cover the back and brought it around the edge to suggest crust. It was a bit dark, so I overstitched with beige yarn. Yummy!
If you’re in the Pennsylvania area and want to attend the Woolwrights’ hook-in on March 19th, go to their website and download a registration form. Send it in ASAP, because they limit the number of attendees to 200 and it fills up fast! They have a terrific lineup of vendors as always. I can’t wait to get there!
There’s a lot of beauty out there and in the never-ending ideas for hooked mat designs.