Hooked and Tufted Rug (Based off Drawing or Photo) | Fiber Arts

Medium:Natural Fiber
Available Styles:Children's Art, Hand Stitched
Delivery Format:2D Artwork
Dimensions:32x40"
Weight:4 lbs
Description:Using a drawing or photo, I create a rug using hand dyed wool yarn on a monks cloth backing. The rug may be either functional-used on the floor or used as a wall piece. The rugs are made with a variety of hand held tools dating from 1881 to 1970, which are used to punch wool yarn through a backing. The Easter rug shown was done for a card collector and based on a vintage greeting card in his collection.
Artist StatementWorking initially in oils and pastels, the serendipitous discovery of a nineteenth century American rug making tool set me off on a new path. Using hand dyed wool yarn on monks cloth backing, I create an eclectic variety of rugs, both for the floor and the wall. I have no self-conscious "message" that I apply to my designs, just undertake those that appeal to my color sense.
Artist BiographyI have been making rugs for about fifteen years and teaching rug making for about six years. I am self taught, and have built much of the equipment and tools that I use in making rugs. I have given many presentations on American rug making, including at the Textile Museum in Washington, D.C., and have exhibited my work at the American Craft Council Shows, the Smithsonian Craft Shows, and a number of galleries.
Education
University of Wisconsin Colleges|Graduated
What I Love Doing
Aside from designing and making rugs, I much enjoy working in our garden and perpetually redesigning it as my fancy hits me.
What I Find Beautiful
The hidden stream that passes through the woods near our home.
My Favorite Memory
The incredible moon lit scene I observed on the Eastern Shore of Maryland one winter night, when the entire world sparkled like diamonds.
My Favorite Art Style
The works of Paul Klee, Joan Miro and Isamu Noguchi

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Artwork Medium Natural Fiber
Subject Matter Narrative
Personality Type No
Recipient No
Collections Free-Spirited
Creative Style Children's Art, Hand Stitched
Artwork Underlying Themes Childhood, Family, Friendship, Growing Up, Love for a - child, Love for a - place
Sound Quality No
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