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TitleThe Wild Hat JackrabbitDesigned byadaptation, with permission, of a painting by Carolyn SchmitzHooked byTricia Tague MillerInspirationillustrated book, "The Wild Hat", a fable of fashion intrigue in the desert by Carolyn SchmitzDimensions16" x 27"Materialswool, yarn, plant fiber, stone brooch, felted flower, ribbon embellishments on monks clothCut3Start to Finish2022Your TeacherBetty McClenticShare

The Wild Hat Jack Rabbit

Carolyn Schmitz is both the artist and author of “The Wild Hat – A Fable of Fashion Intrigue in the Desert” who generously gave me permission to hook one of her fabulous creatures, the jack rabbit. 

It was at the McGown rug school in Rindge, NH, last fall that I began the piece under the guidance of Betty McClentic. 

It was challenging to find just the right embellishments, but Etsy proved to be a valuable resource.  Through it I was able to order prickly pear skeletons from Malta and a felted flower from a Ukrainian artist.  Also added was a brooch that my husband David gave to me, as well as a yarn discovered at Ocean State Job Lot, of all places!

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About the Artist

Tricia Tague Miller has been hooking since 1983.  She still attends rug schools, virtual classes and retreats and belongs to both ATHA and McGown guilds.  She was inducted into the Celebrations Hall of Fame and has won many awards for her work, as well as rejections, which challenge her to continue to hone her skills and experiment with different materials and methods.