Free Flower pattern to celebrate Spring

I have had many requests for this flower pattern and got up the gumption to get it all together for you, my creative readers. To celebrate Spring, here is the Frilly Peony. Continue reading

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My new vintage chair is business as usual

This chair had my name on it at St Vincent DePaul’s. The scratched up finish does not put me off because no one would be offended if I painted over it. Which will likely be a project for Continue reading

Shabby hooked rugs inspire me, how chic!

I started to collect vintage hooked rugs 10 or so years ago. Unlike many collectors I was not looking for rugs of great value, but what drew me to aquire a rug was purely love. If I loved the colors or the design. And being on a limited budget 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

Studio Saga Part 2: all the furniture

My new studio space is move-in ready and I am moving in! My first priority was housing my wool for rug hooking. Continue reading

Studio Saga Part 1

Not so long ago, the business of Primitive Spirit was very crowded. There was studio A, a small room where most of the work happened. Continue reading

Shrine to the Color Aqua

Aqua is my favorite color. For the moment. Favorites do change. Or modify. Green has been my favorite color for a long while now, but I went with aqua to freshen things up. I still feature green everywhere. But aqua is the green of choice. Continue reading

Welcome to my blog!

This is a blog about my artistic life and my love for color. I hope that you will want to drop by for a visit again so that we can think about rug hooking and other fiber arts, dyeing wool, and being creative in all of life. Here is my rug hooking frame set up in my new studio in my home in Oregon. I have my trusty cup of tea at hand to give me courage. My garden lies fallow outside, the bones of which give me ideas for growing peas and tomatoes and morning glories.

My mind loves the fullness of life, of all of my creative pursuits. One feeds off another. And I will hook on my rug and daydream this winter. I love winter and the time to dream.

So welcome to my dreamland.

~ karen