Large plaids are a bonus for rug hooking. Plaids such as our Algonquin Gold, Muskoka Moss and Red Canoe offer three different looks in one piece of wool. I hooked this little mat to demonstrate the variety of values and color I got from just these three wools. After cutting, I separated the light and dark strips and hooked them in a painterly style to create light and shadows in the leaves. To create a spotty effect, the different values can be randomly hooked into your pattern. I have always coveted multi use wools such as plaids and stripes which was the inspiration for my first line of wool.