Pearl Cotton Sunflower, 5" x 5", punchneedle on weavers cloth. Designed and punched by Marinda Stewart. Round Rock, Texas, 2012.
The sunflower is an iconic summer favorite. Aptly named, it is always joyful and it is a decorating classic. This sunflower is placed on a pale blue sky background, just as it would be found standing at attention in a garden.
Variegated threads are one of my rug hooking go-tos, and no one but Weeks Dye Works has the selection of hand-dyed #5 Pearl (also known as perle) cotton or hand-dyed weavers cloth. The changing colors of the threads recreate the vibrancy found in a real sunflower. It’s hard to believe I only used eight thread colors, including Swamp Water, Rust, Guacamole, Marigold, and Schneckley (a muddy gold).
To read more about Marinda’s vibrant little sunflower design that captures summer, please see the June/July/August 2012 issue of Rug Hooking magazine. To purchase a copy of this issue, please click here or to subscribe to Rug Hooking, click subscribe.