It's all about textures

When I use textures, I use different textures in the same area I am hooking.  This gives much more interesting results than working with a single wool texture. 

So when I dye and package textures, I do so in little collections or texture packs.  Each pack has four different wools overdyed with the same color dye (1/4 yd total).  When hooked together, they give such character and varigation to my rugs.  I have a photo here of some textures I just overdyed with McIntosh Million 101.