Chair Pads & Runners

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Chair pads, table or floor runners are wonderful things to have in the house. I can create a coordinated set or make them as one-of-a-kind pieces. I'm particularly fond of runners – long, narrow rugs – where I do my "not thinking" work. I'll start from one end and just work to the other, using a collection of leftover wool and working out the design as I go along. Let me know the colors of your room, your favorite theme, and I'll make your table or hallway very special.

One of my collectors had the brilliant idea to have me make a series of chargers – 14 inch round or square mats that decorate her long harvest table. Some of these chargers are sprinkled throughout the sections, just as idea starters. Chargers are, generally, $190 each and can be used in other ways besides the table, of course.

As always, the rugs that are available are at the top of the list. Click on the link that mentions Big Cartel to go to my shop.


More Chair Pads & Runners

Waterblue Diamonds


Waterblue Diamonds is another Right to Left runners. It uses bits of a blue and white wool blanket in most of the areas. I have such fun with these R2Ls -- just letting my work do itself and not preplanning or making many decisions. I often work on them when I'm at my Circle -- a group of dedicated rug makers who are also the dearest of friends. This rug measures 11" by 58" and can, of course, be displayed vertically or horizontally, on the floor, table or wall. It is currently in a wonderful group show at the Erpf Center. $700. Click here to visit my Big Cartel shopping site. | Click title for larger image.

Waterblue Diamonds


Waterblue Diamonds is another Right to Left runners. It uses bits of a blue and white wool blanket in most of the areas. I have such fun with these R2Ls -- just letting my work do itself and not preplanning or making many decisions. I often work on them when I'm at my Circle -- a group of dedicated rug makers who are also the dearest of friends. This rug measures 11" by 58" and can, of course, be displayed vertically or horizontally, on the floor, table or wall. It is currently in a wonderful group show at the Erpf Center. $700. Click here to visit my Big Cartel shopping site.

Tribal

This long runner (12.5" by 57") is made of a lot of odds and ends from other rugs. It's a right to left rug, with a few wools (greens, pinks, tans) that hold the rug together. The design is based on triangles and zig zags. My daughter took one look and said it reminded her of tribal images. For me, the triangles mean happiness, especially when they point upwards. It's perfect for the foot of a bed, in a hallway, or on the wall. This rug is in a private collection in a cabin in the High Sierras of California. | Click title for larger image.

Tribal

This long runner (12.5" by 57") is made of a lot of odds and ends from other rugs. It's a right to left rug, with a few wools (greens, pinks, tans) that hold the rug together. The design is based on triangles and zig zags. My daughter took one look and said it reminded her of tribal images. For me, the triangles mean happiness, especially when they point upwards. It's perfect for the foot of a bed, in a hallway, or on the wall. This rug is in a private collection in a cabin in the High Sierras of California.

Festive Geometrics


Another "Right to Left" runner. This was the first one that I made. My original intention was to make a lot of little mats, but my brillian husband suggested that instead of cutting them apart, that I make a long runner of somewhat disparate shapes and see what happened. He was right, as always. This runner measures 13" high by 44" wide. It's made of hand-dyed and as-is wools on linen. This rug is available for purchase and costs $600. It is fitted with a muslin sleeve and dowel for display on the wall and works very well on the floor, at the foot of a bed or in the hall. Please click here to visit my Big Cartel online shop. | Click title for larger image.

Festive Geometrics


Another "Right to Left" runner. This was the first one that I made. My original intention was to make a lot of little mats, but my brillian husband suggested that instead of cutting them apart, that I make a long runner of somewhat disparate shapes and see what happened. He was right, as always. This runner measures 13" high by 44" wide. It's made of hand-dyed and as-is wools on linen. This rug is available for purchase and costs $600. It is fitted with a muslin sleeve and dowel for display on the wall and works very well on the floor, at the foot of a bed or in the hall.

Please click here to visit my Big Cartel online shop.

Crystals

Crystals is a long runner (12" high by 43" long) that is perfect for the floor in a hallway, or at the foot of the bed. I often hang mine on the wall. I call these rugs (there are three so far) "Right to Lefts" because I just start at one end and hook to the other. I do them in order to not think or plan, but to let things happen. I find myself making new shapes and new color combinations that are very spontaneous. I can carry these discoveries back to more planned out rugs, making them more exciting as well. This runner is available to purchase for $600. Click here to visit my BigCartel online shop. | Click title for larger image.

Crystals

Crystals is a long runner (12" high by 43" long) that is perfect for the floor in a hallway, or at the foot of the bed. I often hang mine on the wall. I call these rugs (there are three so far) "Right to Lefts" because I just start at one end and hook to the other. I do them in order to not think or plan, but to let things happen. I find myself making new shapes and new color combinations that are very spontaneous. I can carry these discoveries back to more planned out rugs, making them more exciting as well. This runner is available to purchase for $600. Click here to visit my BigCartel online shop.

Bright Star


The deep colors of the background make the white and red star really stand out. This would be a lovely theme to use for a set of chair pads. My chair pads are usually around 14" in diameter, but can be made any size and shape. Please get in touch with me to talk about your needs. We can work with the colors of the room they'll go in and make either a set of pads that are all the same, or ones that work on variations of a basic theme. This pad is available for purchase for $90. Please click here to visit my online store. | Click title for larger image.

Bright Star


The deep colors of the background make the white and red star really stand out. This would be a lovely theme to use for a set of chair pads. My chair pads are usually around 14" in diameter, but can be made any size and shape. Please get in touch with me to talk about your needs. We can work with the colors of the room they'll go in and make either a set of pads that are all the same, or ones that work on variations of a basic theme. This pad is available for purchase for $90. Please click here to visit my online store.

Star on White


A more elaborate design with a star made the old-fashioned way with dark and light sides to each point of the star. The mixture of different whites and off-whites makes this a complex piece. The theme turned out to have a nautical feeling. Chair pads are usually 14 inches in diameter and can be purchased singly or created as a set for a dining room table. I would not be without my set, since they soften the hard seats of my wooden dining chairs. I made only one of this chair pad, and it's in a private collection in Philadelphia.
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Star on White


A more elaborate design with a star made the old-fashioned way with dark and light sides to each point of the star. The mixture of different whites and off-whites makes this a complex piece. The theme turned out to have a nautical feeling. Chair pads are usually 14 inches in diameter and can be purchased singly or created as a set for a dining room table. I would not be without my set, since they soften the hard seats of my wooden dining chairs. I made only one of this chair pad, and it's in a private collection in Philadelphia.

Small Blue Bird


Small Blue Bird is based on a larger rug named Blue Bird Bush. I made this and many other small rugs for a collector who decided to decorate her long harvest table with a series of chargers – mats that measure 14" square or round that are placed on the table before the meal is served. I was honored and inspired by her great idea and have made nearly two dozen chargers at various times. While she had a specific purpose for her rugs, they can be used any way one wants including chair seats, small mats for the floor or on the wall. | Click title for larger image.

Small Blue Bird


Small Blue Bird is based on a larger rug named Blue Bird Bush. I made this and many other small rugs for a collector who decided to decorate her long harvest table with a series of chargers – mats that measure 14" square or round that are placed on the table before the meal is served. I was honored and inspired by her great idea and have made nearly two dozen chargers at various times. While she had a specific purpose for her rugs, they can be used any way one wants including chair seats, small mats for the floor or on the wall.

Small Rabbit with One Flower


The series of chargers for a harvest table included this one of a small rabbit with one pink flower and a top and bottom border of blue lamb's tongue shapes. It measures 14" square. Chargers can be made in a theme (all rabbits, all horses, all geometric) or each one can be different. They'll relate because of their size and my style. Email me if the idea of using mats as chargers interests you. | Click title for larger image.

Small Rabbit with One Flower


The series of chargers for a harvest table included this one of a small rabbit with one pink flower and a top and bottom border of blue lamb's tongue shapes. It measures 14" square. Chargers can be made in a theme (all rabbits, all horses, all geometric) or each one can be different. They'll relate because of their size and my style. Email me if the idea of using mats as chargers interests you.

Small Rabbit with Two Flowers


This small rug (14" round) would be a perfect chair pad, but it is in use as a charger for a long harvest table. I'm delighted by the bright blue blips along the border, just enough bright color to make this rug work really well. Get in touch if you're interested in a set of chair pads, chargers, or a single pad for a favorite chair. | Click title for larger image.

Small Rabbit with Two Flowers


This small rug (14" round) would be a perfect chair pad, but it is in use as a charger for a long harvest table. I'm delighted by the bright blue blips along the border, just enough bright color to make this rug work really well. Get in touch if you're interested in a set of chair pads, chargers, or a single pad for a favorite chair.

Shells Small Mat


This small mat is a variation on a larger rug with a shell theme. This was made as a charger for a long table, and measures 14" square. The colors are what I think of when the sea washes over shells and stones on the beach, brightening their colors until the sun dries them and makes them pale again. | Click title for larger image.

Shells Small Mat


This small mat is a variation on a larger rug with a shell theme. This was made as a charger for a long table, and measures 14" square. The colors are what I think of when the sea washes over shells and stones on the beach, brightening their colors until the sun dries them and makes them pale again.

Star & Tulips Small Mat


This small mat is a take off on a larger rug I'd made earlier. It takes just part of that rug and makes its own design from it. These colors are not ones that I often use, but I think they work well together. This mat, made to be used as a charger on the table before the meal, measures 14" round. Mats this size are perfect as chair pads. | Click title for larger image.

Star & Tulips Small Mat


This small mat is a take off on a larger rug I'd made earlier. It takes just part of that rug and makes its own design from it. These colors are not ones that I often use, but I think they work well together. This mat, made to be used as a charger on the table before the meal, measures 14" round. Mats this size are perfect as chair pads.