I have two versions of this design and I hope to do them both but sometimes I talk a big story and don't walk the walk. Life has an annoying tendency to get in the way, and like the cobblers kids, not having shoes, working in the shop I don't seem to hook as much as I'd like too. So lets say, I'll do this one and hopefully get to the other one if time allows. Like loosing weight, you don't want to set too lofty a goal or you come off with a bit of egg on your face down the road.
I'm working on a basic shading for the tulips that looks quite detailed at a distance. This rug is strictly for the window, not a project for my home so the trick is to polish it off quickly. It will probably be hung later on in the shop and up for sale.
The colours are Hot Pink, Lavender, Violet and Corona for the tulips. I had Shane dye up a Turquoise yesterday as I thought maybe another colour wouldn't hurt but I'm still on the fence about it. It might be one of those things you hook up and tear out if it doesn't click. The real challenge will be the leaves. There is a lot of them and they intertwine and overlap. I've got a huge stash of greens that I'm drawing from so hopefully I get it right or dye trying...ha!
The sky is our abrashed Blue Sky and the perfect compliment to the happy colours in the flowers. The border will be one of the wools dyed for the Valentine's Day window and the lacework will be done in a very light pink mottle...or at least that's what I'm thinking but that's subject to change as the rug evolves. The bunnies area going to be left for a bit cause I'm still pondering that one. I'll do them in a simple shading technique as well, I just haven't decided what colour to use. I'm not one of those people who colour plan from the get go and stick with it. I like to travel on that journey and see where it takes me. I'll keep you posted. Below is the second design. Everything is the same except the tulips are now colourful Easter Eggs.