Wallhanging #1 for the Lewis Family

(17 in/43 cm in diameter)

I started this wall hanging in maybe 2008 or 2009. My brother Danny and his wife Carolyn asked if I would make something for their large dining room wall. Well, how could I say no? It would be a nice departure from dolls and would be a big challenge. They picked out a bunch of yarns from my stash and I added still more. Danny said he wanted some of the 3-D structures I've put in some of my hosiery reefs. So I started making various pieces, some flat geometric shapes, some 3-D reefy clusters, but nothing was coming together. I made more pieces, and more, and more. Still I couldn't find a way to put them all together. I finally had an epiphany: I should make two pieces -- one using the reefy clusters and one using the flat geometrics. The piece below is on a smaller hallway wall in their house across from their kitchen. I finished it a year before its sibling piece.

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