Scare-Jack has two crows flying to his shoulders. Since I want Scare-Jack to be an example of how we can embellish and hook with alternative materials, I decided to try to hook the crows with a fuzzy threaded yarn I picked up from Michael's. It was terrible to work with, very slippery, even doubled it wouldn't stay in place once hooked. What to do?
I hooked the birds with wool first, leaving small gaps between the rows. Then I went back in with the yarn, double-strands, and hooked loops a twice as high as I had hooked the wool in the tiny ditches between the wool strands. This secured the yarn so that it doesn't slip out of the foundation. I think the results are very stunning.