Hooked by Tricia Miller
Nancy Blood, my teacher a at a rug camp, suggested that I omit the inner field of the pattern, which contained a bouquet of flowers, and let the rug be one of a dramatic leaf border. Jane Olsen featured “Exotica” in an issue of her newsletter. I followed her instructions to casserole dye the wool for the leaves which made for easy hooking. Nancy suggested one of her spot dyes, sable, a dark brown-black, for the background. The rug was an Honorable Mention for Celebration XV.