* * * PUBLISHED * * * Artist feature in Stitchillo, a brand new book in a series called 'Encyclopedia of Inspiration' from UPPERCASE (click to link)
* * * EXHIBITION * * * Homeland: A Collection of Prairie Threadpaintings by Monika Kinner-Whalen. Kathy Theissen Gallery in Rosthern SK. July & August 2017 Reception 10 am to noon on Saturday, July 15, 2017 Station Arts
* * * MANITOBA * * *
Sept 2 & 3 Vendor - Proutopia
Sept 9 &10 Teaching - Sketch to Stitch / Runs with Scissors Studio
Sept 15 & 16 Vendor - Manitoba Fibre Festival, Red River Exhibition Park

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Wednesday, 18 April 2012

WIP Wednesday at TN&TN

I'm really enjoying The Needle & Thread Network We have Canadian quilters, fibre artists, knitters, embroiderers, rug hookers, felters.  Weavers are welcome too!  We do "WIP Wednesday" to link up work in progress.  We have "Feature Fridays" if you want to have your moment of fame showing off your blog.  And now we have a "Canadian Call for Entries" page as well.  I love the way it's growing!

I'm linking up my work in progress.  I have seven little Prairie Rugs done and the edges steam-pressed back.  Now I need to stitch the back edges down and figure out how the heck to present these.  Mount them?  Wood... fabric... What color?  Hmmm... I'll have to think about this.  These are all very precious to me so I want them to be displayed well.

Prairie Rug #1

Prairie Rug #2

Prairie Rug #3

Prairie Rug #4

Prairie Rug #5  (my favorite fall colors)

Prairie Rug # 6 (my other favorite)

Prairie Rug #7

Do recognize that last one?  It's inspired by the photo I took on Christmas Morning.  I did it from memory - but I got it pretty good hey?  lol  I've stared at that sky photo for HOURS.  I had better remember it!  : )

Christmas Morning 2011 photo by Monika Kinner-Whalen

See you!


Anonymous said...

love these little prairie rugs! i think number three is my fave! it will be fun to see how you decide to mount them.
enjoy the day!

Jeanette said...

That photo you took on xmas day is fabulous! I was so happy to discover the Needle and Thread blog-love that it links us Canadians together!! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

So nice Monika..you know I love your work. I don't always get to leave a comment, right now is crazy with cleaning and yard work. Trying to get my display area ready for tourist season....but I always have a peek...wonderful work.

Vicki W said...

I love your rugs! I love all of your work but I really love the simplicity of these.

HollyM said...

The little rugs are sweet. I'm not sure about framing although I do think they need some sort of frame.

queenopearls said...

Monika, these are stunning! I am amazed and in awe at their small size. Wow!
~Christina in Cleveland, OH

upstateLisa said...

ACK! I love these rugs!!! How do you do this?! Did I miss something?!

Poppyprint said...

love, love, love your sweet little prairie rugs Monika. They are definitely precious.

elle said...

Aahhh! I do like these. Can you hook a thin border and then fold back? Or maybe a coloured cardstock backing that sticks out a bit?

Christie DescribeHappy said...

Wow, how much fun to see them all together like this. I can tell you are enjoying making them... it shows in the work. Lovely interpretation of prairies! I like the idea of mounting them on boards... but I'm sure you'll come up with the right look :)

greelyrita said...

What about a black quilted border around the outside. You could sort of 'mat' them but with fabric. I'm not sure if I'm explaining this right. Then, either a grey or silver metal (for contrast) skinny frame?

greelyrita said...

I forgot to say how lovely they are!! duh!!

Kit Lang said...

Oh my gosh, when you sent me your quick tutorial the other day on your rugs, I didn't realize they were so SMALL. lol (They're still lovely btw!)

But would your tute work on a usable rug size?

What Comes Next? said...

they are adorable - I love #'s 2 & 3 - they'd be my faves! But wow - are they small works of art!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

That's an amazing sunrise photo, a beautiful way to begin Christmas.

Judy Wood said...

They'd be nicely set off in float frames.

Kiwi said...

Gorgeous Monika!! Great job!

Mary Ann said...

These are lovely and would look great mounted on wood as this type of rug making evokes the pioneer ethic so a rustic look maybe would be appropriate.

I love that last photograph...wonderful sky:)

Tammy Burks said...

These are fabulous! You might stitch them to a strethed canvas, that way they hang well. This is my favorite way to display rugs at galleries.

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