Monday, February 15, 2010
When seeking inspiration for a new creative project I often turn to pieces of the past to hearten my colour palette.
Hand-hooked rugs and mats whose threads were once vibrant bringing life into a room often dimly lit by candle or lantern... now well worn and faded with time offer lots of whimsical possibilities.
As captured in the bowls filled with yarn they help to entice a calming effect reflective of the hues painted by Nature.
The assorted threads and hand-dyed silk cocoons are almost a mirror image of the spectrum found in the rug.
I find this motivation most pleasurable...
* Hooked rugs from my personal collection.
Posted by Susan McShannon-Monteith at Monday, February 15, 2010