When you are hooking a rug, using several similar colors in a blend is more interesting to look at than one color. I am working on the Seaweed pattern, and at the top of my frame I keep several color choices in which to work from.
I like the copper-brown color in the bulb of my seaweed plant. I have hooked part of it, and want to add some variety to it. I am lining up some alternatives that I think might hook up to look close but not identical.
Here is how they look up close. After hooking a bit, I step back and see how I like it.
I like how the copper colors look. As you can see, I am changing colors in my leaves as the hooking progresses. I am still not sure that I have hit upon the right colors.
As I hook more background, the backdrop of the rug emerges, helping me to see the finished picture better. I removed the orange seaweed bloom, and am now trying the purple color there. It looks okay, but I am still not settled on it. Here are more colors on the left that I am thinking of adding to the mix.
I hope that you are enjoying the free pattern Seaweed and are finding some time to hook on it.
More next time ~ Karen