Textile (Fiber) Art: Rug Hooking

Hooked Rug of Jacqueline Kennedy by Élizabeth LeFort (1914-2005)

Rug hooking has been popular in North America for over 200 years.  It has progressed from being a purely practical skill to an art form.  Rug hooking also has a social aspect.  Since the materials are easily transportable, hookers often gather and converse while working on their rugs and attend camps where they hone their skills, learn new techniques and gather inspiration for new projects.  And they enjoy the raised eyebrows when they tell a new acquaintance, “I am a hooker”.



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