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TitleColor WheelsDesigned byBeth McDermetHooked byBeth McDermetDimensions49-1/2" x 22 1/2"MaterialsWool on linenCuts6 and 7Share

Inspired by the magic of the color wheel, and a lot of leftover wool.

After finishing a fussy geometric which required constant counting, I wanted to do somethng a little more relaxing.  I was looking at my color wheel, and wondered if I could incorporate all the colors in one rug.  I was also determined to use only what I had on hand, and not dye or buy any new wool.

I had admired a rug that Kathleen Harwood had made.  Kathleen is a member of our local Rug Social group in Brattleboro, and I asked her to show me how to do “beading”.  I thought it would be interesting to do a row or two of beading in the border.  I got a little carried away, and did the entire border in beading, transitioning from one color to another by picking up the colors of the circle as I went along.

The entire rug was such fun to do!