Traditional Craft Saturdays, September 22, 2018

Rug-Hooking with Stephanie Allen-Krauss
Stephanie Allen-Krauss of Montpelier, Vermont, was only six when she learned to hook from her mother, a nationally recognized rug-hooking teacher. This family tradition began with Stephanie’s great–grandmother, who created and stamped embroidery and rug patterns at her shop in Lowell, Massachusetts from 1865 to1882. As a fourth-generation rug hooker, Stephanie took happily to the craft, learning to dye wool fabric as a teenager and then to repair antique hooked rugs in her early twenties. In 2000 Stephanie opened a retail shop in Montpelier, Green Mountain Hooked Rugs, where she offers a wide variety of supplies for rug hookers. In 2010, Stephanie received the Governor’s Heritage Award as best traditional artist in Vermont. Stephanie will have many of her rugs on display and will be demonstrating and discussing this historic craft with opportunities for visitors to try their hand at hooking.

A Place in the Land
Our award-winning 30-minute film shown continuously in the Theater

Farm Life Exhibits

1890 Farm House & Creamery