Kris McDermet

original rugs and wall hangings combining hooking and braiding

New Book!

Combining Rug Hooking & Braiding Basics, Borders, & Beyond
by Kris McDermet, Christine Manges, Dianne Tobias, and published by Schiffer Publishing Ltd.

Learn how to make fancy braided and hooked borders for a wide variety of hooked and braided shapes.

Learn to put beautiful designs into the braid as you make the borders.

See a gallery of braided and hooked borders by artists from around the country.

Detailed diagrams, easy to read text, and photographs, will instruct the reader in fancy braided and hooked borders, braiding and hooking techniques, braiding designs, tips for each art form, embellishments, and Butting.

Here's what Gene's Rug Hooking Blog has to say,
"Schiffer Books recently released a new volume that will, undoubtably, become the standard reference book for anyone wanting to braid rugs or incorporate braiding with hooked rugs.  Combining Rug Hooking & Braiding: Basics, Borders & Beyond, by Kris McDermet, Christine Manges and Diane Tobias, is a beautifully written and illustrated 272 page comprehensive guide designed to answer all your questions about braiding, as well as give you answers to dozens of questions you never thought to ask!"

and "As a reader who has a track record of having a hard time understanding printed directions to various braiding techniques, I found the book’s many hand drawn illustrations to be clear and easy to follow."

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