Kris Miller is a self-taught rug hooker who has had a lifelong love of textiles. She started designing and hooking rugs in 1998 after she saw stacks and stacks of spot-dyed wool and wondered what people did with all those beautiful colors. Examples of the early primitive rugs quickly influenced her because of their soft old hues and playful, naïve designs.
Miller’s style has evolved into hooking primitive rugs with wide cut strips, using textured woolens such as plaids, stripes, herringbones, and tweeds. dShe is particularly drawn to the way these materials create the same feeling she admired in vintage rugs.
Her work has won several ribbons and awards and been featured multiple times in Rug Hooking Magazine, A Celebration of Hand Hooked Rugs, Country Marketplace Magazine, and The Wool Street Journal. She has taught at many rug camps and workshops throughout the United States and serves on the executive board for the Association of Traditional Rug Hooking Artists.
Miller has two grown sons and lives on a small fiber farm in Howell, Michigan, with her husband and an assortment of dogs, cats, angora goats, alpacas, and sheep.
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