Thursday, March 3, 2016

A great resource

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.

The photo is not the best, a bit washed out.  I couldn't quite manage to tweek it in photoshop just right to get the true color.