A green day

My dye kitchen is getting a workout as I have created two new colors for my etsy wool offerings.

Above is Gray Green, a muted dark green with greens and olive green and just a touch of petrol green. It is very neutral, perfectly suited to backgrounds.

The other new color I call Tree Frog, as it reminds me of little amphibian creatures! Dirty primitive dark greens interplay with cadmium yellow. Splashy and dramatically striated. This would hook a background full of variety.

Green is undoubtedly one of my favorite colors. Have you tried green with purple and orange?

Think: olive and leafy greens

with rust and chrysanthemum

and grenadine and dusty purples!


Thanks for stopping by ~ Karen





Behind the scenes at my wool works

I can truthfully say that I have wool from floor to ceiling in my studio. I love being surrounded by it all! Here is my etsy wool selection after I have just restocked colors.

Did you know that I have close to 75 primitive colors now? One of my favorite jobs is pulling wool for orders, folding it in stacks to be mailed.

I love seeing the color choices that someone else has made, and I enjoy arranging the colors in a lovely combination!

Colorful wool is flying overhead all over the nation, landing in mail boxes. Then I imagine that it is unpacked and perhaps hugged and stacked in a prominent place to inspire.

Some of it may be hungrily cut into strips and hooked into a rug.

It may sound strange, but for a creative person, colorful materials is akin to companionship and love. It is the beauty that keeps us going.

Wishing you a colorful and fiber filled day ~ Karen



Vintage tool put to work for rug hooking

I am punch hooking my latest rug with extra long strips of wool, so I have been trying to find something to organize my colors on. I remembered that I had this vintage clothes dryer which was the perfect solution as I can drape the strips over the top. And it looks cool. Continue reading

Snapshot: Work In Progress

Here is my work in progress of the day: This is a small snippet of Le Petit Chateau, a new hooked rug design for next year’s catalog. Continue reading