When I am hooking something new for the first time, I just jump in and try a few things. With this rug’s border, I wanted to hook in some more red. So I added red to the largest element, the big scroll like motif. I added a line of gold around the outside similar to what I did with the large scroll, except I only put it on one side.
When I hooked the second one, I noticed how closely it resembled the roses in the rug. What if I hooked that part of the scroll like my roses? I needed to change the gold to the other side, the outside, of the scroll.
But am I missing the opportunity to bring in the green and gold that I used in the large scroll? So I hooked the rest of the scroll using that combination.
I decided to make the background around the small inner scrolls red. This will give the dose of red I am looking for, but now do I have too much red? My goal now is to hook the next one with the red and green changing closer to to rose so that the scroll is more green.
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