What do abstract artist Mark Rothko and former letter turner Vanna White have in common? Probably not much but I've managed to unite them in my latest crochet project - a rug based on a painting by Mark Rothko made out of Vanna White's acrylic yarn. Rothko's painting sold for $72.84 million at Sotheby's. Vanna's yarn sells for $3.99 at Michael's Crafts.
Here's the painting:
And here's the rug:
To make this rug I used a technique called wiggly crochet that I learned from Susan Lowman. If you're interested in learning how to make a wiggly crochet rug of your own I suggest you order this excellent booklet written by Susan.
This rug is so pretty I may just hang it on the wall (and someday sell it for either $72.84 million or $3.99).