Hand Hooked Rug by Karen D. Miller

New Piece: Fall Fire!

Hand Hooked Rug by Karen D. Miller

 

I have started working on a really large piece which I hope to sneak peek soon.  But I took a little break from that to create this newest piece.  The colours of autumn are everywhere and hard to ignore and I felt I had to try and capture them in a small piece.

The hooked portion of this piece measures 8″ x 10″ and with the mat and frame it measures 10″ x 13″.  I used a lot of different textured yarns- from nubbly to shiny- and some interesting materials such as strips of silk and Leicester locks sheared right from the sheep and then hand-dyed.  The use of such bold colours is a bit of a departure for me but I really like how the colours all seem to work together and translate into the feel I was looking for.

This piece is now available for sale here.

 

Karen

Hand Hooked Rug by Karen D. Miller

Autumn Trees

Hand Hooked Rug by Karen D. Miller

This is the last of the new pieces that I will have with me at the Navan Christmas craft sale in a couple of weeks.  This small framed piece is 5″ x 7″ and the background is hand-hooked using hand-dyed cotton tape.  The trees are hand-hooked using strips of repurposed 100% Canadian leather.  I have my husband to thank for carefully dismantling an old leather jacket and then cutting it into strips for me.  Look for more leather pieces in the future!

I’m currently working on a bigger rug that I will sneak peek when I have enough of it done!

Karen

Hand Hooked Rug by Karen D. Miller

Fall is in the air……

Hand Hooked Rug by Karen D. Miller

The leaves are starting to change colour and fall off the trees and there is a chill in the air in the mornings. This is how you know that it is Fall! Here is a rug that I made called “Autumnal Forest.” This one won’t be listed in the store because its delicate nature makes me a little worried about shipping it through the mail. This one was an experimental mix of both traditional rug hooking and the use of natural elements- in this case bark from a dying Russian olive tree in our backyard. The bark has been varnished which creates a bit of a shine so the rug doesn’t show very well in photos but thought I would try posting one so you can get an idea of how it looks.

Why not go out and enjoy a nice fall day wherever you are!

Karen