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TitleSurrounded by Turkeys at Lower FarmDesigned bySuzanne FlyntHooked bySuzanne FlyntDimensions52" x 30"Materialswool on linenCuts6, 7, 8Start to Finish2021Share

Surrounded by Turkeys at Lower Farm, 2021

Other than knowing I wanted to create a rug incorporating the name of our farm in strongly contrasting complementary colors (red and green) within a conventional border, it took some figuring to finalize the rest of the rug. 

Since we have upwards of 20 wild turkeys walking around our house and in our fields every day, I decided to literally surround “Lower Farm” with turkey tracks.

Although we enjoy watching the turkeys and seeing their tracks in mud and snow, I took artistic license in depicting the turkey tracks in the grass (which of course are not actually visible).

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About the Artist

My beloved grandmother, Constance Gilbert Clark (1903-1976), hooked and braided all the rugs in her home. Finding one of her unfinished rugs and her tools after she died, I gathered them with the idea of finishing her rug.  

Fast forward 41 years to when I retired after 35 years as Curator of Memorial Hall Museum in Deerfield, MA.  I decided to attempt once again to finish Gramma’s rug. Forty-two years later, after joining the congenial Brattleboro Rug Social Hookers, I finally finished it in 2018.

I’ve been hooked ever since. Not needing to cover the floors for warmth  like my grandmother did, my current interest is exploring various materials (wool, silk, cotton, and paint) and fiber arts (combining hooking and quilting) to create hooked art to hang on the wall. 

I like hand-dyeing my wool, creating series, hooking randomly, and when possible, recycling old fabrics.