Daisy - hooked by Kris Miller
Pattern adapted from Lori Brechlin Folk Art by Spruce Ridge Studios (c) 2012
Monks Cloth: $48.00
Daisy is a perfect design for wide cut rug hooking and textures because the design is so simple. Daisy has a large body area to hook so I decided to "puddle" a few areas. I chose two textured wools that were "friends" - they shared similar colors and values - and hooked them in random yet distinct areas. I tried to think about the old antique rugs we all love, how they have random spots that fade in and out, or discolored spots where the fabric wore a little bit.
The original pattern does not have the word "daisy" on it, but I added it because I wanted to fill the spot beneath the donkey. The word shows up much more distinct in the photograph. When I look at it in person, I don't think it shows up as much. My goal was to have the word become a subtle part of the background.
I hooked this rug in #8.5 and #9 cuts. Some of the daisy petals had to be hooked in a #8 cut so they would keep their shapes and not look like blobs. I finished my rug by using some of the background wool strips to crochet around the edges.
This was another rug that I enjoyed every minute of hooking!