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Hooked rug
Winter Scene, Hooked rug, 1989; Jeanne H. Fallier (b. 1920); Westford, Massachusetts; Wool strips on burlap backing; 40 1/2 x 29 x 2 in. framed; Collection of the artist; Photography by Jason Dowdle
Winter Scene, Hooked rug, 1989
Jeanne H. Fallier (b. 1920)
Westford, Massachusetts
Wool strips on burlap backing
40 1/2 x 29 x 2 in. framed
Collection of the artist
Photography by Jason Dowdle
Turkey; Hook work; 2004; Jeanne H. Fallier (b. 1920); Wool on linen backing; Collection of the artist
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Jeanne H. Fallier
Westford, MA
The view of animal tracks in snow and cardinals from the back window of Jeanne Fallier's home inspired this hooked rug reminder of winter days. As a child, Jeanne learned embroidery from her grandmother. She later found her calling in hooking rugs in the traditional fashion, using a hand hook to form a looped pile from fabric strips or yarn, on a burlap or linen backing. As she says, "I"ve been hooking for fifty years. It's the best therapy in the world."
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