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Young Rug Hookers are Everywhere!

The next generation comes of age

By: Susan L. Feller

Lauren Lullo's prodded Sheep Pillow was designed by Gail Dufresne.  

The marketplace, the workshops, and the classes were humming with activity. People scurried back and forth, meeting old friends, making the last purchase of the day, making plans to meet for supper. The rug exhibit was filled with people carefully studying the rugs on display, comparing notes and comments with their friends and companions. 

Most attendees were not particularly young; one could even say they were on the "mature" side. However, every so often, a young person would walk by, appearing to be just as serious a rug hooker as those who were obviously decades older. These "youngsters" caught our eyes and made us smile. Here comes the future of rug hooking!

This article is from the June/July/August 2010 issue. For more information on our issues, check out our issues page.


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