It's been hooked with several very different colour palettes and each one is truly lovely, but this happy, springlike version is a total delight. One of my favourite aspects is the unexpected, transitional sky of soft pastel tones, an out-of-the-box choice, that strays from the traditional blues and suits this particular rug like custom tailoring...hey Tayloring! Barbara credits the dip dyed wool to Shona Patterson, that goes from yellow through mauve to blue purple at the bottom.
I also love how the white geese, virtually nondescript except for a light outline and facial features are pushed to the forefront by all the surrounding colour, forcing them into the role of focal point just as they should be. Great job!
And of course, last but not least are the beautifully shaded poppies, perfect against a backdrop of mauves and blue tones. How positively lovely and I'm not surprised. Every rug hooking project Barbara takes on is nothing short of a masterpiece.