Join Nova Scotia textile artist, Jess Steponaitis, as she discusses how she uses bold colours and unique designs to approach the traditional craft of rug hooking with a fresh perspective!
About Jessica Steponaitis:
Born and raised in Nova Scotia, Jessica has been designing and crafting hooked rugs since 2002. Her work is best described as "contemporary folk art" or "folk art meets pop art," and she frequently creates work inspired by her proximity to the ocean and all of its creatures. All of Jessica's work is created using linen foundation cloth. She cuts all of her wool by hand and frequently dyes wool to create custom colors. The edges of each rug are carefully finished using locally sourced wool yarn. Jessica's work was featured in Rug Hooking Magazine in 2020 and she has been invited to participate in the Nova Scotia Folk Art Festival. She is also a member of the Rug Hooking Guild of Nova Scotia.
To learn more about Jessica and to see her work, you can find her on Facebook and on Instagram @rughookerjess.
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