Step 1 – Decide what you are going to adapt.
The last area I’m going to study is the High Atlas Mountains. I’ve looked at and read quite a few books on Moroccan and Berber rugs. I’ve picked out four rugs that I really like and that are different from the others I have already worked on. The following are 3 of those rugs for you to look at.
I’ve saved this area for last because the designs are more complicated and I wanted lots of practice with the motifs before I had to put them into this more stylized type of rug.
The one that I’m going to work on is the one on the left above.
I love the bottom right rug as well. I’m thinking a few pillows based on that one in the future. We’ll see.
I like the colors and the arrangement of the various motifs in the one I’ve selected to work on. There are solid colored areas, and many motifs. Studying the motifs on this particular rug, there isn’t a defined order. They aren’t stitched in neat little bands. This will be a challenge (though I’ll probably establish my own pattern as I stitch it).
So Step 1 is complete. It’s also the easiest of the steps. Stay tuned on Wed. for Step 2.