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TitleGreen Mountain Floral Leaf FantasyDesigned byAnne AshworthHooked byStephanie Allen-KraussInspirationthe colors of wools and paisleysDimensions28" x 49"Materialswool and paisleyCutshandcutStart to Finish2013Your TeacherTom McNerneyShare

Green Mountain Floral Fantasy

Floral Fantasy is a pattern that my mother designed many years ago, and I’ve always thought I’d like to hook it. The opportunity presented itself when I took a class with Tom McNerney to learn about hooking using hand-cut strips of wool and primitive designs. I started the hooking in class and then had great fun at home adding other colors such as the oranges and the purples. I also wanted to use paisley fabric which I did as accents in the blossoms and leaves. 

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Stephanie is a Rug Hooking Teacher, has a Rug Hooking business, and she creates works to sell.

About the artist

Stephanie Allen-Krauss of Montpelier, Vermont, was only six when she learned to hook from her mother, Anne Ashworth, a nationally recognized rug-hooking teacher. As a fourth-generation rug hooker, Stephanie took to the craft happily, learning to dye wool fabric as a teenager and then to repair antique hooked rugs in her early twenties.

In 2000 she opened a retail shop and an online store in Montpelier, Vermont, Green Mountain Hooked Rugs, where she offers a wide variety of supplies for rug hookers, as well as custom dyeing, and hooked rug repair. Over the past ten years she’s hooked more than 30 commissioned rugs.

When time permits, she offers classes in her shop and occasionally travels around the country to teach. She earned two bachelor’s degrees in education, and has held several offices in local, national and international rug hooking guilds.

In 2010, Stephanie received the Governor’s Heritage Award as best traditional artist in Vermont.