This pattern was designed for my Color Planning Class at the Spring Has Sprung Workshop & Hook In. (see Classes for more info) for a more complex Color Harmony. This pattern has endless possibilities for fun in colors, textures and embellishments.It is a design that would work well for using up your worms. Whether you prefer Traditional Folk Art or Contemporary this pattern will do both well. What a beautiful pillow or purse this would be! A great sized project at 12 in. x 12 in.
A 6 in. square was designed to showcase how hooking with velvet, silk yarn, silk ribbon and wool looked. Then I decided it would be great as a block of 4 for a mat or pillow. As I study it now I think it would be a great runner, too. I like the outside border and imagined it using the colors of your motif in a hit or miss style. It would also work with border done in black & white and create a very different look. So, lots of possibilities! You could do each block the same or mix up the same colors and use differently in each block with maybe the same color for the button for continuity.
Pattern on Linen
Size: 16 in. x 16 in.
This pretty design is sized as a table runner or small floor runner. The pears offer a variety of colors to use from that bright green to a soft golden and lets remember the muted deep red pear color, too. Play with your greens to add variety, too.
Suggested wool colors:
Background: Country Red
Center Inset: Calico Cat Black
Large Center Leaves: Olive Elf
Pear Blossoms: White Flower
Pear Blossom Leaves: Shadowed Pasture or Olive Elf or Rose Green Leaves
Pears: Dijon Mustard
End Border Under Pears:Calico Cat Black Small Leaves for End Sprays: Rose green Leaves
Scallop Border Inset: Susie Red
Circles on Scallops: Gold Bullion Light
Pear Stems and Spray Stem: Nuts Bout Acorns
Leaf Veins: for all - Chartreuse Dreams
Side Border Squares: Mix Pale Ale & Dijon Mustard or use a mix of your colors for each square. End Border: Calico Cat Black or use a mix of your colors in a Hit or Miss Pattern on Linen
Size: 16 in. x 48 in.
The story behind She Had to Fly is an overview of my life from an early stage in my company and a Celebration of my 15 years of designing. When I drew my first design it came at a time when there had been a series of crises. It was a time that was both sad, stressful and joyful. I was starting my very own rug hooking design business! Fast forward a few years and another crisis forced a huge change in my life that propelled me into leaving a 30 year marriage and moving. It was another time of stress, fear and joy and the freedom to fly with my dreams for my business. The idea for this design came after that transition and has been germinating for a few years. I chose this time to draw my design in honor of my Anniversary and journey of the last 15 years. It is full of symbols that have meaning to me and I will include them in a Legend for you. This design is all about facing your fears, challenges, going after what matters to you with both hope and faith in yourself..
Symbol Legend for She Had To Fly
Bee: aerodynamically the Bee cannot fly however, the Bee does not know this and flies anyway. A Bee can carry 300x itís weight, they work hard and still take time to smell the flowers. Birdcage: birds are a symbol of freedom and the birdcage symbolizes loss of freedom. This birdcages door is open, restoring freedom. Butterflies: Symbolize resurrection, endurance, change, hope and life, associated with our soul. Cattails: gifting a bouquet of cattails is wishig that person peace and prosperity. They also symbolize victory. Cherry Blossoms: represent the fragility and beauty of life as they are are almost overwhelmingly beautiful and their life is tragically short. A reminder to treasure life. Dragonfly: symbolic of light, transformation and personal growth, joy and abundance. . Frog: symbolic of healing and cleansing, rebirth, transition and transformation. Lotus Flower: they are spiritual awakening and rebirth. Siddhartha strew lotus blossoms as he walked. Magpie: they are good luck, long lasting fortune, intellect, creative expression and happiness. Salamander: they symbolize immortality, rebirth and passion, transformation, renewal and regeneration. Snail: the spiral of the snail represents the cycle of life, death and rebirth, the progress of life spiraling out and expanding.
Pattern at a special price till Decmeber 31.
Pattern on Linen
Size: 48 in. x 32 in.
I have a love and fascination of trees and their leaves. Here I wanted to have fun creating a palette that let your imagination run wildly from fiber to fiber and embellishment to embellishment. Whatever color palette you choose, from traditional to primitive to riotous color this design will accommodate you and your creativity.
Pattern on Linen
Size: 57 in. x 30 in.