Knowing that the bowl has ridges and bumps, I didn't see myself making the exact designs. Besides, I like to do a takeoff - afterall, you can see the real rug, why replicate it exactly. Anyway, after vacuming the rug several times, getting down with a roller (that beagle dog hair is ridiculous!), here are a few shots of the end result.
The colors really match, too. I did the stripes on the sides to coordinate with the stripes in the rug. The big teardrops are like the little designs that look like horseshoe crabs. Then I did four little squares with bits of the different colors. Do you see that ring around the top? That is actually a ridge (wavy) from where some of those side rovings didn't quite felt (all the better to sculpt with, my dear). I tucked and needlefelted some rovings right behind the ridges. (wish you could see it in person).
Here's a few more taken from my dresser in the late afternoon sun.
I like the inside because you can see the other side of the needlefelting. It feels nice and furry (like the darn dog hairs). I find my vessels very comforting.
Next saga - have to think on that one.