Kit Salisbury's Profile
It all started with weaving those darned potholders as a child. When I was in grade school a potholder was my "hostess gift" whenever I went on a sleepover to a friend's house. (The mothers of my two best friends ended up with quite a collection of "Kit originals" over the years.) I've always been drawn to the fiber arts: crocheting and knitting, quilting, needlepoint, petit point, counted cross-stitch, rug braiding. Letting people know that I'm an avid "hooker" is sometimes a little problematic I will admit, but I come by my passion honestly. I inherited the hooks and frames from my Nantucket grandmother Bertha Chase Gardiner (1895-1991). She was taught rug hooking by her mother, Ada Chase (1870-1966) who spent the long Nantucket winters applying the skills she learned from earlier generations in the family.
Ada's rugs were in the primitive design tradition, using fabrics, color palettes and…
- Joined January 23, 2009