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  • Can you be too old to be a rug hooker?
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    Stephanie Allen-Krauss

Can you be too old to be a rug hooker?

That was a question I heard at my recent talk at the Gary Home, an assisted living residence in Montpelier, Vermont. The stately old Victorian house was a perfect setting to display hooked rugs and to share my family story of rug hooking which dates back to the late 1800's.

The audience of about 15 asked some wonderful questions and seemed genuinely interested. Needless to say, when the question of age came up, I responded with an emphatic, "you are never to old to learn to hook". I love teaching beginners, so, who knows, maybe I'll be invited back to start a group of senior hookers. 

We try to get out into the community as much as possible to tell people about the great art of rug hooking.  Have you taught someone to hook recently?  Please share your stories in the comments section below.

 

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    Stephanie Allen-Krauss

Comments on this post (2)

  • Apr 22, 2016

    I am a young (61) senior who may be in assistedi inc soon due to MS. One of the things on my list is to learn rug hookibg. My mom did some beautiful works but never taught me and I want to learn . I like be your article nd so glad it is being introduced to the assisted living groups . Thank you for goug outside the box !

    — Kim gilbert

  • Apr 02, 2016

    Love this! And if it is really true you can never be too old, I think I’ll try hooking this summer. Looking forward to seeing you and starting my late life career as a hooker.

    — Jenny Bayles

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