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Kris McDermet

original rugs and wall hangings combining hooking and braiding

Bed for Boo

26” x 50”, #4-, 5-, and 6-cut hand-dyed, as-is wool, and nylon sparkle fabric on rug warp, and as-is wool for braid.  Designed, hooked, and braided by KrisMcDermet, Dummerston, Vermont, 2004.

Our wonderful dog Bodhi passed away while I was making this rug.  We called him our spirit dog.  He was black, white, brown, and grey--the colors of the heart.  He had all the characteristics that we didn’t want in a dog and so the lessons of Bodhi were ours to learn.  The pale yellow stars and the moon in the braid are created by changing colors-cutting out the blue, sewing in the yellow, making the braid, and sewing the blue color back in while making sure the seams don’t show.  We can imagine Boo running through the day and night skies.  The beautiful birds of Vermont are singing their lovely tunes to him.

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