Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Her needle is linked to the past . . .

Christine Miller became interested in early samplers through many years of collecting antiques with her husband Charles. After their four children were grown, Christine began collecting early homespun linen and antique picture frames. She turned her sewing skills to stitching samplers, creating her own unique designs utilizing the 18th. and 19th. century motifs she loves.

Christine's interest in antique hooked rugs led her to hook her own. Using burlap as a backing and wool strips cut by hand she works at a wooden frame designed and built by her husband.
Her rugs are primitive in design ~ meaning uncomplicated with naive houses, animals, flowers, birds & simple borders. Some of Christine's rugs are based on vintage examples while others are her own design.
Not one to stop at one or two interests, Christine also works in appliqué and sells lovely antique smalls which complement her beautiful needlework.

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