Stephanie Allen-Krauss

Montpelier, VT USA


“I’m a fourth-generation rug hooker and I learned rug hooking at age six from my mother, Anne Ashworth, a nationally-known rug hooking teacher. During my teenage years, Mom taught me about dyeing and later about repairing rugs. During my career I’ve held offices in local, national, and international rug hooking guilds, and in 2010, I was honored with the Governor’s Heritage Award as best folk artist in the state of Vermont. My rugs have received numerous awards and have been featured in several national publications. To date, my body of work includes more than three hundred hooked rugs.

Most recently I’ve enjoyed an exploration of antique geometric rugs due in part to a job I hold in Southampton, New York, where I am the lead restorer for a large private collection of antique hooked rugs. Seven rugs of my original designs are now in this private collection as well.”

~ Stephanie Allen-Krauss