As usual, the basketweave isn’t quite complete, but wanted to share this with you anyway. First, the original pattern done in brown with red-orange and green highlights. It has a fuzzy appearance for the grid, so I believe this is a pile rug (created with individual pieces of wool that are knotted), not woven.
My adaptation was done with the dark brown as well, but I used a dark blue, a light brown and a dark reddish brown for highlights. I’m not using any red in this particular rug. I chose to do this set with blues instead.The grid is ecru and was filled in with Smyrna Crosses. The rest of the square is filled with Scotch Stitch done over 3 threads.
Anne from The Cape Stitcher asked for more information about where my rugs come from. I’ll do a post tomorrow about the Anti Atlas area, but will give a little taste today. The Anti Atlas Range lies in the south of Morocco, extending from the Atlantic Ocean on the west and the Sahara Desert to the south. Here’s a picture from the area.
I’ll post more information and a map tomorrow. Enjoy!