I am rather certain that I am not the only person that LOVES paisley. I'm talking about the old wool paisley shawls, and in general, the paisley motif. If you have been lucky enough to hook with paisley wool, you know it adds an interesting dimension to your rug that is hard to get using other textures. If you want to know more about the origin of the paisley the internet is full of information about the topic!
I designed my rug, Paisley Primitive, to celebrate my passion for paisley. It was an interesting exercise, to create a single stemmed "plant" that had to fit within the confines of the paisley shape. You will notice in the close-up photos that I did not concern myself with realism or botanical correctness.
Recently, I was gifted some vintage paisley wool. I feel as if I won the lottery! I have already used a few strips of this paisley in a couple of my rugs to add a touch of magic. Isn't it inspiring to gaze upon? Notice how it has two different sides to it. How would you use a paisley wool in your work? In a bird motif, a vase, a flower? Hmmm, I may have to design a rug that features this amazingly beautiful paisley wool! I hope you have a chance to someday add some paisley wool to your stash. It is well worth having!