Toby Cote, Saskatoon
My work engages with the theme “From Scratch,” using no pre-made materials, packaged or kitted items. I associated the theme with baking, as that is where I first heard the term. To bake a cake from scratch meant to use a recipe with your own ingredients and not a cake mix. I wanted to challenge myself in the textile area, and Buttercream Roses involved the design and creation of a 3-dimensional hooked rug piece. I sketched and created a watercolor of a repeating rose and vine pattern on a buttercream frosted background. From this colour plan, I transferred the pattern onto linen foundation cloth to resemble a frosted, two-tiered layered cake. The sides and top of the first and second tier are hooked using traditional rug hooking technique with strips of wool on linen foundation cloth and crocheted together to resemble piped frosting.
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Materials: Wool on linen foundation cloth.
Technique: Traditional rug hooking.
Dimensions: 31 x 22 x 22 cm