Whimsical Designs for Rug Hooking
Magnificent Hooked Rugs
MAGNIFICENT HOOKED RUGS
Inspired by the Art of Western Civilization
Includes 30 Patterns
Karen D. Miller
From prehistoric art to the Renaissance to art deco to the art exhibits of today, inspiration for fiber art abounds in galleries and museums. Author Janet Conner, a fiber artist herself, takes us through the annals of Western art and shows us how to take inspiration from the masters and make our own rug hooked masterpieces. She shows us more than 100 hooked pieces based on or inspired by the great artists and gives us the confidence to look at art and paintings with new eyes, eyes ready to interpret well-known art in wool.
Enjoy the patterns designed by Janet, available for you to enlarge and hook yourself. More than 30 patterns based on her study of the giants of art history are sure to entice.
Come on along for the whirlwind tour through the history of Western art—you might just find a masterpiece calling you to your hook and frame!
Janet Conner is an avid rug hooker who has been pulling loops since 1979. A graduate of Moore College of Art in Philadelphia, she spent 30 years teaching elementary art in southern Maine as she raised her family. Now retired, Janet works at rug hooking and fiber arts full time. She has a web-based business, which offers a line of her own patterns as well as rug hooking supplies and equipment, books, and natural dye recipe cards. She writes and teaches fiber arts in her home state of Maine and throughout the United States, Canada, Bermuda, and England. Her area of specific interest is art history and the inspiration found in both fine art and folk art.