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Kris McDermet

original rugs and wall hangings combining hooking and braiding

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Welcome to the Wonderful Adventure of Making Combination Rugs!

I began braiding and hooking in the late 1970’s at the urging of my rug braiding teacher, Isabel Clough. I’ve been teaching over the last 34 years around the country and, in the last few years, in Australia and England.

My greatest interest is in combining the two art/craft forms to make interesting shapes for the wall or floor.  The colors, designs, and textures of hand dyed and ‘as is’ wool compliment both mediums. I’ve developed a joining technique to create endless design and textural possibilities, so that the delicacy of the hooking is set off by the boldness of the braiding. My favorite fabrics are wool and Charmeuse silk.
My work may simply tell a story, or show diverse themes in nature, native cultures, or the arts.  I often incorporate open spaces and fancy embellishments in my pieces to create added interest and fun.
Feel free to contact me with any questions. I look forward to hearing from you.
Kris

Books!

1. Combining Rug Hooking and Rug Braiding Basics,Borders, and Beyond. Learn More book cover

2. New Book-2013
Finishing Hooked Rugs
10 finishing techniques are illustrated with detailed instructions. There is a chapter on adding braid to a round hooked rug and a chapter on adding braid to a square hooked rug. The chapters on braiding were written by Kris, Dianne Tobias, and Christine
Manges. Learn More
www.rughookingmagazine.com to order
finished hooking book

New feature!

Work in Progress: see images and descriptions of different stages for current projects

Connections of the Hearts:
connections of the hearts

Upcoming Classes and Events in 2014

After the Hooking Comes Braiding
June 21, 22, 23
Snow Farm-The New England Craft Program
www.snowfarm.org

After the Hooking Comes Braiding
July 18-19
Cutchogue-North Fork, Long Island, NY
The Peconic Rugger’s Guild
June Bassemir
junebassimir@aol.com

Before and After the Hooking Comes Braiding

August 6, 7, 8
Lisanne Miller: P is for Primitive
141 West Peace Street Canton MS. 39046 601 859 4252 or www.pisforprimitive.com

Before and After the Hooking-Comes Braiding
August 12-15
4 Day retreat
Sauder Village: Rug Hooking Week
www.saudervillage.org

9 Loop Braided Center Pin or Insert Into Hooking
Saturday August 16
1 Day Workshop
Sauder Village: Rug Hooking Week
www.saudervillage.org

Braid Bowl, Chair Pad, or Tablemat Galore!
October 14 – 16, 2014
3 Day Workshop
Hooked in the Mountains Workshop
Champlain Valley Exposition
105 Pearle Street
Essex Junction, Vermont
www.hookedinthemountainsworkshops.com

9 Loop Braided Center Pin or Insert into Hooking
October 17
1 Day Workshop
Hooked in the Mountains Workshop
Champlain Valley Exposition
105 Pearle Street
Essex Junction, Vermont
www.hookedinthemountainsworkshops.com

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Web design by Geoff Burgess || Photos By Laurie Indenbaum
Last update January 2014
© Kris McDermet

"rugs that combine unique shapes with hooking and braiding"

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