Announcing my new venue

I am open for business at Primitive Spirit Goods, a place where I am selling some of my handmade things. Here is where I will be periodically listing hooked rugs and accesories, jewelry, knitting, and more. You can get there by clicking on the Primitive Spirit Goods logo in the right hand column or just click on Primitive Spirit Goods in the menu above. When you arrive there you can subscribe at the bottom right of the home page, and receive an email whenever I list something new to sell.

I have hooked quite a lot of rugs and find it hard to let go of them. For one thing, I like to take them to classes and use them as teaching aids. They are helpful for color planning and for understanding the hooking techniques that I use. They represent the history of Primitive Spirit designs, and it is a walk down memory lane for me to look at my work. A great deal of my rugs are kept in storage, not often getting to be displayed.

I have been considering selling some of my hooked rugs for a while now, feeling that I can part with some of them at last. Especially knowing that they would be displayed, no longer rolled up in a corner. In this way I hope that the happiness and magic in them will be spread out far and wide.

I wanted to create a place to shop for my work that feels like a gallery, where you can enjoy each piece on an uncluttered backdrop. I hope that you will check it out.

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