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Kris McDermet

original rugs and wall hangings combining hooking and braiding






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.

Upcoming Classes and Events in 2017

March 24-27, 2017 at the Inn On The Lakes 3101 Golfview Road & US 27 South, Sebring Florida, 33872
Director: Anne Eastwood, 320 Greenwood Lake Dr., Venice FL 34292 941-408-9315:
Classes start on Friday at 2 pm. & end on Monday at 2:30 PM
After the Hooking Comes Braiding


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Last update January 2016
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"rugs that combine unique shapes with hooking and braiding"