Lion, Designed and Hooked by Edyth O'Neill
38 x 47
Though I am still finishing up the Rockefeller rug, I've already started color planning the next project. This pattern was designed by Edyth O'Neill as a gift for her daughter. I purchased the linen pattern from a fellow ATHA member who bought it and then decided not to hook the rug. This is truly a beautiful primitive pattern created and hooked by Edyth, but for my project I've redrawn the lion's head in the pattern, and the colors I've chosen for the rug are cooler. The lion's face will be a little less gentle....a little fiercer.
Using drawing paper and Prismacolor colored pencils, I've worked out the color study for the lion's face and eyes. We'll see how it goes.