Dancing around my designs, seeing loops of color stack up against each other, feeling the tip of my hook catch the wool through the monks cloth, hooking fills my life with happiness. My rugs are inspired by my love of home, family and nature.
An accomplished artist in a variety of media, Rosemary has been hooking for more than twelve years and has completed over 350 original pieces.
She is sixteen years into a 17-year project hooking the stone bridges of Acadia National Park.
Her seven “Lucky” rugs, which feature her Border Collie, Lucky, can be found in Contemporary Hooked Rugs: Themes and Memories by Linda Rae Coughlin.
Her work is also included in Modern Hooked Rugs by Linda Rae Coughlin, and has appeared in Rug Hooking Magazine, Rug Beat and The ATHA Journal, as well as the Ellsworth American and the Bangor Daily News. Her “Maine Blue Lobster” was a part of a multicultural display of hooked rugs in Japan, and Hooked on Knockabouts was a Chapter Two rug hooking project she conceived, designed and organized.
Rosemary works from her studio in Chapter Two, where she shows her original designs, offers hooking instruction & assistance and sells one-of-a-kind hand-turned hooks, monk’s cloth, hand-dyed wool and more. Rosemary has also curated two rug hooking shows, Images of Acadia (2017) and Acadia Buzz (2019), which have hung at venues throughout the Downeast area.
Her work is also included in Art of Acadia by Carl Little & David Little, was featured in Maine Boats Homes & Harbors magazine (Hooked On Rugs by Carl Little) and was part of the Framing Maine, Artist's Perspective of Place, at the Lord Hall Gallery on the campus of The University of Maine, Orono.