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TitleVermont PortraitsDesigned byJennifer DaveyHooked byJennifer DaveyInspirationAntique Turkish Tribal RugsDimensions48" x 66"Materialswool on cottonCut4Start to Finish2022-2023HonorsCelebration 33 (2023), GMRHG 2022 Show Viewer's ChoiceShare

Vermont Portraits

“Vermont Portraits” was inspired by an ancient tribal rug that had broad stripes in bright colors. I wanted to make it more than colorful stripes so I decided to include cartoons of as many birds from my yard as I could fit. I did add more owls than I typically see because I like owls. It was fun figuring out the shapes of the birds and making them fit the space I had. I love playing with color and my passion is nature so this piece makes sense to me.

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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.