“GenEcology1” is a mixed media piece that is partly hooked and partly wet felted. The hooking is all done using nylons that I dyed and the felted part is wool. My background as a biologist comes through in the strands of DNA surrounding the animals and the cells intertwined with them. Nature has such beautiful complexity.
About the Artist
Jennifer started rug hooking after some surgery that kept her inside for a month. She meant to try it and that event gave her the time to do it. Her first piece was designed by her and was a mat to put on a 6 foot bench. She took many workshops and classes over the following 25 years. One class was how to do art felting. That technique clicked for her so she now combines felting and hooking.
Jennifer has been on the Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild Board for many years and has helped create the Hooked in the Mountain Rug Show since 2016.