Painted Mermaid Designs Rug Hooking


Discover the art by Brenda J Ellis



Art holds a very special place in my heart since early childhood. I have been drawing and painting as long as I can remember. Ten years ago I was introduced to rug hooking and I love to  create paintings with wool. I have owned and operated the Painted Mermaid Gallery in South Paris, Maine since 2009; offering classes, rug hooking patterns and supplies. As I have recently relocated to California, I am now designing patterns available on Etsy. I also offer custom designing to your specifications or ideas to create your own pattern. Commissions welcomed!



All my rug hooking patterns are hand-drawn on fine or primitive linen with a 4" selvage surrounding the design for ease of frame use. I make sure the pattern border is drawn on the straight of the grain ensuring a precise finish! Edges are serged to prevent fraying. A color photo is enclosed for your reference.

Wool & Kits


I love to dye wool and I can put together a kit for you if requested. Price of kits will vary depending on pattern.