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Kris McDermet

original rugs and wall hangings combining hooking and braiding






Welcome to the Wonderful Adventure of Making Combination Rugs 2018!

Combining Rug Hooking and Rug Braiding has been my passion for 39 years. I’m thankful that my braiding teacher, Isabel Clough, suggested trying to combine these two wonderful art/craft forms! The possibilities are endless, the variety of fabrics available grow each year along with different embellishments, and more people are open to expanding their view of the more traditional hooked and braided rugs. All kinds of hooked and braided rugs have a place in our homes, museums, and art galleries, whether on the floor or wall.

I like my rugs to tell a story with the braiding holding together the various hooked pieces but both hooking and braiding are important to the finished piece. The open spaces left by joining the smaller hooked pieces can be left open to see the floor or wall that becomes part of the rug. My favorite fabrics are wool, Charmeuse silk, and taffeta. I’m always looking for that little bit of sparkle. Please contact me if you have question and I look forward to hearing from you.


Upcoming Classes and Events in 2018

Green Mountain Hooked Rugs

March 17, 2018

Rug Braiding for Beginners-9 Loop Braided Center Pins
Location:  2838 County Road, Montpelier, Vermont
March 17th, 2018 from 1-5PM
Class cost - $35
Kit cost - $15


March 23-26, 2018 at the Inn On The Lakes 3101 Golfview Road & US 27 South, Sebring Florida, 33872 
Director: Anne Eastwood, 320 Greenwood Lake Dr., Venice FL 34292 941-408-9315: : idyewool2@comcast.n
Classes start on Friday at 2 pm. & end on Monday at 2:30 PM
After the Hooking Comes Braiding


After the Hooking Comes Braiding

March 29 and 30

Dummerston, VT


Thetis Island Woolgathering

Friday April 27-Tuesday April 30th

Demo of Fancy Braided Border


OHCG Annual Conference-Hooked on Waterways

May 6, 2018 9:00 am-4:00 pm

After the Hooking Comes Braiding

Ottawa Conference and Event Centre


Sauder Village Rug Hooking Week

August 14-18  Feature Exhibit

Contemporary Braided Art Rugs

In this Feature Exhibit, you will see an exciting sampling of work from contemporary rug braiding artists from across the country.  

Curators:  Kris McDermet & Christine Manges

Learn more at

To accompany this exhibit, we are offering Workshops, Gallery Talks & Braiding Demonstration


Sauder Village Rug Hooking Week

After the Hooking Comes Braiding

Dates:   1 ½ day – Thursday, August 16, 2018 
Time:  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Class Fee: $175.00 / Sauder Village Member $165.00
Supply Fee: $30.00 – 50.00 (see below) - payable to teacher at the beginning of class
Location: Founder’s Hall – Stage Right 


Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild

Hooked in the Mountains  XIX

October 17-October 21 2018

Champlain Valley Exposition Center

Featured Artists:  Anne Cox and Kris McDermet



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"rugs that combine unique shapes with hooking and braiding"