Tropical Leopard is quite possibly my most favorite rug that I have ever hooked.
I hooked this back in 2005 at a workshop I attended at the Woolley Fox. At the time, I had no idea what pattern I wanted to hook, but I had just designed this one. I brought the wool for the leopard and some paisley but really had nothing else in mind. Barb Carroll did the color plan and it all came together so wonderfully. The palm fronds are hooked from a beautiful piece of French paisley. I love the toothy little grin and the soulful eyes of the leopard. Someone once told me that this rug reminded them of an Edward Hicks painting (Peaceable Kingdom) and I thought that was quite a compliment.