Today I want to share a wonderful resource I happened upon at our library's annual book sale. It is a book by Mary MacCarthy titled "The Crafter's Pattern Sourcebook" . The designs in this book include North and South American, Ancient Greek and Roman, Egyptian and African, Oriental, Mediterranean, Scandinavian, Celtic and British, Northern European, and South Asian.
I found one from the Egyptian section I just had to hook. Three fish and three lotus flowers make up this circular design. I chose a color plan that I typically don't use. I had a lot of fun working on this one, no shading, just outline and fill. I enlarged the design to 20" and used a 4 cut as the motifs called for a smaller cut.