Starting a new project is one of the best parts of rug hooking for me. So many possibilities which usually take some thought before I dive into the actual hooking. This time however, there was no debate about colour. As soon as I saw this design on Sarah Skrlj’s instagram page, I knew I wanted to hook this into a cushion. She graciously allowed me to add it to our line of patterns. “Mandala” is 20×20 and I plan on using a pale grey background with the design in coal and natural. I believe the complexity of the design will be emphasized by the simple colour plan or actually, lack of colour, just like Sarah’s drawing. Another addition is “Tivoli”. Spectacular bold floral on a complex tile background. This masterpiece will require a skilled hand in fine shading or painterly hooking. Both of these are now on the website under the “Pattern” pages…Sarah Skrlj Designs.