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Hooked rug
USS Dreadnaught, Hooked rug, 1961; Jeanne H. Fallier (b. 1920); Westford, Massachusetts; Wool strips on burlap; 29 3/4 x 37 1/4 x 3/4 oval; Collection of the artist; Photography by Jason Dowdle
USS Dreadnaught, Hooked rug, 1961
Jeanne H. Fallier (b. 1920)
Westford, Massachusetts
Wool strips on burlap
29 3/4 x 37 1/4 x 3/4 oval
Collection of the artist
Photography by Jason Dowdle
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Jeanne H. Fallier
Westford, MA
Inspired by a Currier & Ives print, Jeanne Fallier made this hooked rug for her son, Robert. The U.S.S. Dreadnaught is a clipper ship, like that depicted in the print by Isabel Natti that is also a part of the exhibition. As a child, Jeanne learned embroidery from her grandmother, but she found her passion in hooking rugs, which she believes is "faster and more satisfying." She adds that a good "hooker" combines "artistic ability with a versatile craft." Jeanne's love of needlework fills every room of her home.
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