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New Dyed Striated Wool

New Striated dyed wool by Carla Lesar-Kumer on the right of photo If you happened to stop by my booth at the OHCG annual this past May, then you may have noticed a new line of striated dyed wool.  This dyed wool line was created by my daughter, Carla.  She was assisting me with my…

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Boho Paisley Pattern – NEW

“Boho Paisley” 19×20 45.00 on linen My daughters have recently taken an interest in decorating since they are moving into houses near their universities in the fall.   Suddenly, my rug hooking is becoming quite desirable to them as long as I use colours that they prefer and in designs that appeal to them.  My daughter requested…

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New Holiday Collection

Nordic I, Nordic II, Prancer and Holiday Poinsetta I know, I know…summer has just begun.  The last thing we want to think about is winter.  However, its never to early to start planning and hooking Christmas themed projects.  I’m pleased to present the new holiday cushion collection which  are now available as patterns.  The two…

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New Pattern Designer ????

I am very proud to introduce to you a budding new talent in the world of rug hooking pattern design…my daughter Carla.  Carla is a university student majoring in fine arts and it was during her reading week or as some know it as spring break that I challenged her to design a rug pattern.  She sketched a…

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New Patterns and Big Rugs

If you haven’t browsed through the pattern pages for a while, you may find that a number of new patterns have been added to the website.  Among them and pictured here is “Sarah-Leah” (5×7) which I designed for my bedroom and  just completed.       Prancer, also pictured here, is a new addition  and the first design of a new holiday collection…

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A Sale to Remember

Mother Nature was not our friend on the sale weekend. The two days were grey and foggy but the big tent, filled with over 250 hooked pieces was the promised riot of colour. It may have been dull outside but inside was anything but. From orientals to vintage Cheticamp, from square hooked footstools to round…

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Hooked on Rugs

Canadian Artisan Martina Lesar Kumer Creates Vintage-Inspired, Hand-Hooked Rugs Drawing on a longtime love of textiles, Canadian artisan Martina Lesar-Kumer creates unique, vintage-inspired, hand-hooked rugs. by: Leah Kerkman | Timber Home Living | View this article as a .pdf  Hooked on Rugs: Working with textiles is more than just a job for Canadian rugmaker Martina Lesar-Kumer; it’s…

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A Passion for Rug Hooking

A Passion for Rug Hooking

This article appeared in the Orangeville Banner – Friday, September 30th, 2005   Martina Lesar-Kumer’s interest in rug hooking began with a course — and is now a pursuit which includes commissions. A passion for rug hooking CONSTANCE SCRAFIELD-DANBY, Special to The Banner After a successful career as an interior designer, which she gave up…

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