I chose the name Primitive Spirit because my designs are in the primitive style of rug hooking. The look is vintage, stylized, with soft, time-worn colors. These are the colors I live with and make me feel at home and happy.
Other than my mail order business, I have travelled to teach classes about color. I self-publish several dye books that feature my antique colors, as well as The Marbleized Wool Book on creating colorful wool without using dyes.
In 2012 I began this blog to be an outlet to share my creative work and a place to tell my followers about new products and workshops. Among the hundreds of posts I have written I have shared techniques and sources of inspiration, and given free patterns and tutorials. I feel fortunate through this blog to be able to expand my circle of crafting friends.
I have many creative loves, and besides rug hooking I enjoy painting, crocheting, knitting, sewing, doll making, jewelry making, and faux finishing furniture. I love antiquing, fiesta ware, walking, organic gardening, and cooking healthy foods.
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My readers are what it is all about. Thank you for taking a bit of time out of your day to spend here. It is my hope that you will always come away with a bit of inspiration, enough to pull you away from your worries and cares of the day and take you to your hook, your color pots, your knitting needles, your brush, your tools of the trade — and create!