Majestic - hooked by Gail Soltar
Pattern design adapted from the artwork of PJ Rankin-Hults by Spruce Ridge Studios (c) 2005
dimensions: 30.5" x 24.5"
This bird really is majestic, isn't it? I love the soft colors that Gail hooked into her rug as well as the gentle variation of shading in the breast feathers. All the colors were pulled into the side tabs which helps move your eye around the rug. Notice that the outside of the tabs are all hooked in the gray/blue values but the colors vary inside the tabs. They still look similar without being exactly the same. The red tulips mimic the colors in an old fraktur.
Here is another version of Majestic, hooked by Rhonda Thistlethwaite. I worked with her on this pattern several years ago at the Holland Rug Camp. We changed the shape of the bird's head just a little bit and eliminated the breast feathers. It looks more gentle and more like a dove to me. We added smaller tabs that went all the way around the rug. Rhonda brought the red color of the tulips out to the border. The gold background is fabulous with the blue gray color of the bird.