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Rugs designed and hooked by Gail Dufresne. Several of these designs are for sale and can be purchased drawn on linen, rug warp, or monk's cloth. In many cases, the designs can be changed in motif and size to suit your needs. Please contact Gail Dufresne at gailduf@aol.com with any questions or to place an order. Credit cards, American checks, and Pay Pal accepted.

Geometrics

Ladders and Lizards by Gail Dufresne

Lizards and Ladders

48" x 48", #3 to 5-cut wool on linen.

Price: NOT FOR SALE.

 

Ace of Hearts

Ace of Hearts

16" x 26", #3- to 8-cut wool and yarn on linen.

The center heart pops right out of very bright colors because it was hooked in black and white—the highest possible contrast between two colors.

Price: $65 plus shipping Order

 

Purple Mixed Mania

Purple Mixed Mania

30" x 42", #3- to 8-cut wool.

Price: NOT FOR SALE.

Log Cabin Spin

Log Cabin Spin

48 1/2" x 69 1/2" #8-cut wool on linen.

Price: NOT FOR SALE.

Log Cabin Too

Log Cabin Spin Too

48 1/2" x 69 1/2", yarn and #3- to 1/2"-cut wool on linen.

I hooked the second version when the first was lost in the mail. UPS found it after 6 weeks!

Price: NOT FOR SALE.

First Log Cabin

First Log Cabin

28" x 40", #8-cut wool on linen.

I like the diversity of using different cuts and do not find that much difference in a wool strip that was cut 1/32" narrower or wider than another strip. Tip. When mixing cuts, bring the narrower cut wool higher than you normally would, to the height of the highest cut wool.

$85 on linen plus shipping Order

Barn Raising Log Cabin

Barn Raising Log Cabin

28" x 40", #5 and 7-cut wool on linen.

A three-dimensional illusion can be achieved by clever use of colors
and values.

$85 on linen plus shipping Order

 

zig zag cabin

Zig Zag Log Cabin

32" x 39", #8-cut wool on linen.

This study in low contrast uses fewer lighter and brighter values that the previous log cabin designs.

$85 on linen plus shipping Order

Starry Night

Starry Night

48" x 48", #8-cut wool on linen.

Only two colors were used in this rug, but each color has many different values.

$150 on linen plus shipping Order

Spools

Spools

29" x 45", #8-cut wool on monk’s cloth.

The coloring of this basic log cabin pattern makes it seem like the rug is covered with spools.

$85 on linen plus shipping Order

My Abstract Rug

My Abstract Rug

18" x 24", mixed cuts of wool and yarn on linen.

$55 on linen plus shipping Order

Family Room Prototype #1

Family Room Prototype #1

8" x 31", #6-cut wool plus yarns on linen.

$50 on linen plus shipping Order

Family Room Prototype #2

Family Room Prototype #2

21" x 21", #6-cut wool plus yarns on linen.

$50 on linen plus shipping Order

Family Room Prototype #3

Family Room Prototype #3

22" x 34", #6-cut wool and yarn on linen

$60 on linen plus shipping Order

Smoke and Mirrors

Smoke and Mirrors

5" x 10", #8-cut wool and yarns on linen.

Neutrals include blacks, grays, whites, and browns. Neutrals often have a warm or cool cast.

$15 on linen plus shipping Order

Pin Wheel

Pin Wheel

14" x 14", #8-cut wool and mixed media on linen.

The bright colored pinwheel appears closer than the neutral pinwheel.

$35 on linen plus shipping Order

Tribute to Vasarely

Tribute to Vasarely

13" x 13", #5 to #8-cut wool on linen.

$35 on linen plus shipping Order

Texture Mat

Texture Mat

17" x 26", #8-cut wool on linen.

Pulling wool from your stash and hooking it in a gridded design makes an excellent resource for how a certain wool will hook up. I hooked a texture mat and saved small bits of the unhooked wool in photo protectors for reference.

$50 on linen plus shipping Order

Hearts and Star

Hearts and Star

9" x 24", #8-cut wool on linen.

$40 on linen plus shipping Order

GEOMETRIC BACKGROUNDS WITH SUPERIMPOSED IMAGES  
First Lizard

First Lizard

28” by 44”, #3-cut to 8-cut wool on burlap.

This one started it all.

$85 on linen plus shipping Order

Ruby Pearl

Ruby Pearl

16" x 16, #3 to 8-cut wool and mixed fibers on linen.

The placement of the bright yellow in the square that leads right to Ruby's face was not an accident. In effect, I hooked an arrow pointing right at him so that it was clear that he is the star of the show.

$40 on linen plus shipping Order

Goat Hill

Goat Hill

31" x 52", #3 to #8-cut wool on linen.

A little bit of bright color goes a long way. While the background appears to be all brights, a closer look reveals the darks.

$135 on linen plus shipping Order

Proddy Floral

Geometric Floral Proddy

36" x 48", #4-cut to 1/2" torn wool on linen.

$100 on linen plus shipping Order

Big Sheepish

Big Sheepish

18" x 20", #3 to #8-cut wool and wool boucles on linen.

I enjoy working with boucles (the fibers are actually twisted around each other) and other course textures that work well for hooking animals. I did not care whether the material was 100% wool, as long as it gave the effect I was trying to achieve.

$50 on linen plus shipping Order

Proddy Rooster

Proddy Rooster

18" x 20", #3- to 1/2"-cut wool on linen.

I used all of the colors in the Proddy rooster’s tail for my grid lines. This rug was my first prodded piece.

$50 on linen plus shipping Order

froggy

FROGGY

8” by 8”, #3 and #8-cut wool on linen.

$15 on linen plus shipping Order

INCH MATS  
First Inch Mat

First Inch Mat

13" x 13", #3 cut wool on linen.

This one started all these inch mats. My first inch mat was based on evenly spaced squares and a simple yet dramatic color plan.

$35 on linen plus shipping Order

Traditional Inch Mat

25" x 58", wool on burlap.

$135 on linen plus shipping Order

Traditional Sunflower

Traditional Sunflower
Inch Mat

24" x 46", wool on linen.
Black and white provide a resting place for the eye

$135 on linen plus shipping Order

Sunflower Inch Mat

Sunflower Inch Mat

21" x 24", wool on linen.

The grid lines in this rug vary in color by direction: off-white, dull yellow, and rainbow.

$60 on linen plus shipping Order

Little Sheepish

Little Sheepish

18" x 18", #3 to 8-cut wool on linen.

This cute sheep looks as though he is sitting in front of the background inch squares. I grounded him by tucking him into the background squares at his base so it appears that he is peeking out of a window of squares.

$50 on linen plus shipping Order

 

Froggy Inch Mat Footstool

10" x 13", #3 and 5-cut wool, yarn, and leather on linen.

Careful color planning allows the gridded design behind the frog take on a ripple effect.

$30 on linen plus shipping Order

Inch Mat Cat

Inch Mat Cat

12" x 16", #3- to 8-cut wool on linen.

If you’re using two alternating background colors, place an odd number of squares in each row and column to end up with the same color in each corner.

$30 on linen plus shipping Order

Owl Inch Mat

Owl Inch Mat

15" x 18", #3 to 8-cut wool on linen. $40 on linen

An even number of squares in each row and column will put different color squares in each corner.

$40 on linen plus shipping Order

Vulture Inch Mat

Vulture Inch Mat

16" x 18", #3- to 6-cut wool on linen.

An even number of squares in each row and column will put different color squares in each corner.

$40 on linen plus shipping Order

gecko

Gecko Inch Mat

16" x 21", #3-cut wool on linen.

A stuffed toy gecko was the inspiration for this inch mat design.

$50 on linen plus shipping Order

Pansy With Inch Mat Border

Pansy With Inch Mat Border

18" x 18",wool on linen. $50 on linen

Basic checkerboards can combine any colors, such as the white and purple here.

$50 on linen plus shipping Order

Painted tulip

Painted Tulip

26" by 31" #3-cut wool and yarn on linen.

An inch mat border. Entire tulip is sculpted in a #3-cut.

$75 on linen plus shipping Order