SUSIE B. STEPHENSON


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Portrait of Susie Stephenson

Susie Stephenson started hooking rugs when her mother put a hook in her hand and said, “Try this.” In a week she finished her first rug and started another. Now, she’s been hooking for more than a decade. She recently retired from teaching to hook and write full time.

Today Stephenson mainly hooks without relying on other designs and rules. She designs and hooks her own rugs and is not afraid to take chances on non-traditional fabrics or pulling the loops higher or lower to suit her image of the rug. She believes that, although rug hooking has been around for hundreds of years, today’s collectors will seek out unusual and artistic examples regardless of age.

Each of Stephenson’s designs tells a story—many about beloved animals and pets or the many houses she has lived in or dreams about. One of her favorites shows a large smiling fox in the middle of the rug with chickens in three corners and only a feather in the fourth corner. They have chickens at their farm and a neighborhood fox that occasionally stops by for a snack. She also hooks boats, water scenes, and mermaids, experimenting with colors and textures in the sky and getting the water to look like it’s moving. All of her wool is recycled from garments collected at second-hand shops or clothing discards given to her.

Stephenson recently started teaching classes on primitive rug hooking. She also has been involved in hook-ins around her home state of Maine and has spoken at the Maine State Museum during a “Hook In May.” She lives in Edgecomb with her husband, four children, and a variety of pets and animals.

Stephenson Fiber Arts
245 River Rd.
Edgecomb, ME 04556
Phone: 207-633-2907
Email: susie@stephensonfiberarts.com
Website: StephensonFiberArts.com

Susie B. Stephenson has been selected for the following Directories:

2016
Year: 2016, 
				Category: Textiles or needlework
TEXTILES OR NEEDLEWORK
2015
Year: 2015, 
				Category: Textiles or needlework
TEXTILES OR NEEDLEWORK
2014
Year: 2014, 
				Category: Textiles or needlework
TEXTILES OR NEEDLEWORK
2013
Year: 2013, 
				Category: Textiles or needlework
TEXTILES OR NEEDLEWORK
2011
Year: 2011, 
				Category: Textiles or needlework
TEXTILES OR NEEDLEWORK
2010
Year: 2010, 
				Category: Textiles or needlework
TEXTILES OR NEEDLEWORK
2009
Year: 2009, 
				Category: Floor Coverings
FLOOR COVERINGS
2008
Year: 2008, 
				Category: Floor Coverings
FLOOR COVERINGS
2007
Year: 2007, 
				Category: Floor Coverings
FLOOR COVERINGS
2005
Year: 2005, 
				Category: Floor Coverings
FLOOR COVERINGS
Biography updated October 3, 2016   Photograph updated October 3, 2016  Contact information updated March 24, 2015
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