Triangles and Diamond, hand dyed wool on linen, 10 x 10 inches.
I began the sketch for this piece, another in my pattern series, by drawing diagonal lines across a square, yielding diamond shapes. Then I drew horizontals at their meeting points and lo and behold! triangles. After adding color to the thumbnail sketch, I tacked it up on the wall to think about it. Even though the two colors were the same value across the sketch, I kept seeing a central diamond shape, so I decided to dye the two colors in slightly different values so as to subtly emphasize that central shape.
When I dyed the wool, I was expecting a burgundy red color to emerge from the pot, but when the wool came out of the rinse it was purple. Oh well, this color works too. It's just one of the ordinary surprises that makes rug hooking fun and interesting.