Pat Hartman has been making miniature needlework since she built her first dollhouse in 1977. She takes inspiration from the primitive designs and soft colors of the faded fabrics in antique hooked rugs. She challenges herself to get as much detail in each rug as possible; the more complex the design, the better the challenge.

Hartman is one of more than sixty artists participating in Miniature Masterworks, September 15-17, 2017.