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Never Say Never

I have never hooked anything in pink and have only dabbled once or twice in a pastel palette. I never decorate with it,  never wear it and never create anything with pink.   Pink does not live in my personal stash.   Until now….I recently received a shipment of silk sari ribbon and was instantly enthralled with this beautiful blush pink.  Every time I walked past the display in the studio, it beckoned me.  I knew that one day I would have to use it in a rug and just like that, my days of snubbing pink were over.   I had recently drawn a pattern of poppies that I had intended to hook in the traditional reds, but the blush pink silk won me over.  The ivory silk sari pairs beautifully with it as does our dyed “Sunkissed” wool and “Pink Pearl” spot.  Soft herb greens for leaves and light background complete my color plan.   This mat will definitely be a challenge for me.  As you can see in the photo, I’m still testing things out, but that’s what makes it interesting.  Whether you are a beginner or seasoned rug hooker, we learn something new with each project.  And my first lesson from this mat?  Never say never.

8 thoughts on “Never Say Never

  1. Love this pattern and WONDERFUL colours!

    If I wanted to do this as a floor mat, can you colour match the sari silk colours?

    Joanna Turchin

    1. Thanks Joanna. Yes the color that Im using is Sunkissed Dark and Medium and also the Pink Pearl spot. Scarecrow light would be very similar to the ivory. The green is herbal light. These are all in my dyed section. I can also do some overdyeing on textures for variation. This pattern is also in a larger floor size. I haven’t posted it yet, but I believe its about 26×40 This runner is 18×40

  2. This will be beautiful. So delicate. I’m anxious to see it finished. Have a wonderful
    time doing it.

  3. This is going to be a beautiful rug. Pink is one of my favorite colors. Enjoy hooking your rug and never say never!

  4. Will you be selling this as a kit? I love the colors and would be interested in purchasing kit.

  5. This pattern is lovely and would love to get it when you release it. please keep us posted on your progress love the soft colours.

  6. I love this. It will be nice to see the finished piece.

  7. I love this. It will be nice to see the finished piece.

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