Our June meeting offered a presentation with Kris McDermet from Vermont. Kris shared her personal journey of learning to braid rugs and how to hook rugs. After becoming proficient in both mediums her creative mind put both techniques together so her hooked pieces have braided borders and her interior braids are surrounded by hooked areas.
Over time she has explored and expanded her skills and added even more techniques to her creations such as felting, and has been creating 3 dimensional pieces such as braided bowls. She adds textures such as silk, charmeuse and glitter or sequin fabric that is often recycled. Kris’ husband was a wonderful assistant and held the rugs so we could truly appreciate the work involved. Special thanks to Alitza Wildes who also assisted with the heavy rugs! Thank you Kris for sharing your art with us!
After the presentation we all enjoyed a delicious pot luck provided by our members. Our next meeting will be on 10 September. Enjoy your summer and stay safe!
Here are some scenes from the day: