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TitleThe Magnificent ArtichokeDesigned byAnne CoxHooked byAnne CoxDimensions60" x 60"Materialswool on linenCuts7Share

I grow artichokes. Aside from enjoying the tasty treats that they are, I love their shapes, as they grow, and then when they finally bloom, giant thistles that they are. So that is what invited this rug. I also fell in love with this blue-black plaid that makes up much of the background.

About the Artist:

I’ve been hooking since 2007. Always with a number 7 cut. For no good reason other than that was the first cutter head I bought, and it seemed to suit. I’ve learned to dye my own wool to get some of the ranges of colors I want, but I also have some favorites that I use right of the bolt. I hook in the winter. Lately I have been captivated by the dance of the monarch butterflies, but I am also drawn to capturing the vegetables I grow in the summer and the natural world surrounding me.