Hand Hooked Rug by Karen D. Miller

Introducing “The Tree Climber”!

Hand Hooked Rug by Karen D. Miller

I have been working on this piece for just over two months now, and finally it is complete!   As I have started to get much more detailed in my work, I’m noticing it is taking me longer and longer to finish a piece but in the end I think it is well worth it!

This little girl climbing a tree measures 15″ x 19″.  It was designed and hand-hooked by myself on burlap using a variety of different yarns- Icelandic lopi yarn, novelty yarns, alpaca and acrylic.   It is straight off the rack so I still have to sew up the edges and give it a good ironing.  When that is done I’ll put it up for sale on the “Home” page!

Karen

So, I did it Again…..

Yes, I ripped apart another rug.  Now before you go thinking that I do this often- creating rugs and ripping them apart- be assured that this is the last one.  Like the last one, “Moth in the Forest” was never really what I had invisioned from the start.  There was something about the bark on the tree that just wasn’t right.  And the solid blue background bothered me.  It just wasn’t working.  When I continually avoided having to exhibit anywhere, I knew that that was the death knell.  No point in having it if I was feeling that poorly about it.  Here are some photos of the process- again my little helper certainly relished the opportunity to rip it apart.  🙂

 

I’ve saved the actual moth part- it may become resurrected in a future piece.  One where my vision comes out more accurately and I can be proud of the piece rather than always hiding it away.  And I really do think that will be the last one that I rip apart- next time I’ll listen to my gut.

On Exhibit

I have two of my pieces- “Morning in Pangnirtung, Nunavut” and “Faroese Waterfall” on display at the Queenswood Villa.  This ArtEast exhibition runs from now until September 1st, 2011.  The Queenswood Villa is located at 370 Kennedy Lane in Orleans (Ottawa). It is a private seniors residence with the occasional open house.  They are having an open house this Sunday so if you are looking for some terrific local art and you are in the area stop by and check it out!

 

 

Karen