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Marigold Heroic – Wide Cut – Primitive

This is a primitive pattern from Heirloom Rugs called, “Marigold Heroic”, model #716 D, size 28”x62½”, designed by Louise Hunter Zeiser.

All the motives were outlined.
The petals of the two marigold flowers were hooked with a dip dye in yellow-gold to rust-brown; the wool was originally yellow-gold consequently I only dyed one end with a rust-brown formula to get a deepness effect towards the center of the flower. The center of each marigold was hooked from the edge towards the center in the following order: two rows in yellow plaid, three rows in green plaid, three rows in solid green and the rest with roving, dyed in a gold formula.
The two corner flowers were hooked with a dip dye in rose to burgundy.
The pattern has three big sets of leaves. Each set has the same motive on the right and the left side of the rug but in opposite directions. The three sets of leaves were hooked with two swatches of six values each, in two different colors of green, one swatch in yellow green and the other one in bronze green. In some leaves I incorporated a dip dye red to pink to highlight the center of the leaf.

The sets of leaves were hooked as follows:

1)         The pair of leaves close to the marigold flowers, with a 6 value swatch in bronze green. No shading, using one value for some leaves and for others using two values as follows: a solid one towards to the edge of the leaf, and a plaid for the center. The color of this plaid  is in the same family of the bronze green color.

2)         Second pair of leaves close to the center, half of the motive with a 6 value swatch in yellow green applying the shading technique and the other half with a combination of the same swatch with the shading technique and a dip dye red to pink to highlight the center of each leaf.

3)         Third pair of leaves, half of the leaves of this pair was hooked with the yellow green swatch applying the shading technique and a dip dye red to pink to highlight the center of each leaf. The other half of this motive (or side down) was hooked with a dip dye red-orange to gold.

In each corner there are two small pairs of leaves close to the pink flower; those were hooked with a green primitive swatch of three values, using one value for each leaf.
The background is a spot dye in lemon green and light brown.
To frame the design, I hooked a border line with the following colors: two different shades of green (dark and light) and one solid pink in the same order.
The edge was finished in a color pink yarn applying the Herringbone stitch.

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