I am changing Seaweed as I hook

I am continuing to hook the new free pattern called Seaweed, and I have decided to add more greens to the design, and move away from the purples, choosing to feature the purple in a muted, more low-key way. And instead of hitting the color purple straight on, I am going off to each side of the color and playing with reddish-purple, as in the veins of the leaves, and blue-purple, as in the touches in the background along the bottom left.

The purple outline on the leaves blended into the background, so I changed them a couple of times, settling on the light coppery-brown color. I think that the fan-like sage green line in the above seaweed bulb seems out of place, but it adds something to the design. I am leaving it for now, thinking I may add more types of green to the composition.

Happy hooking, more on this later ~ Karen

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8 thoughts on “I am changing Seaweed as I hook

  1. I love seeing how you are changing things. That is something that I need to work on. I tend to hook and get frustrated when it doesn’t come out looking good and then put it aside. When I get to start this one, I’m going to play with my rugs a bit more from now on. If I don’t like something in it, take it out and try another color. I am learning so much just reading your blog. Thank You for starting your blog and for sharing these wonderful freebies, that we can also watch you paint with wool and learn.

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  2. Karen- the piece is looking beautiful, and I love the changes you’ve made to the colors. I especially appreciate your notes/thoughts on using colors off to each side of the truer purple color. Very helpful instruction. Thanks!

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