About 2 years ago, I was contacted by a lovely lady who was pursuing a graduate degree from the Bard Graduate Center in New York. She asked to interview me as part of her study on historical crafts, and I happily agreed. That interview with some wonderful photos is now available to the public the Bard Center website, http://www.bgccraftartdesign.org/items/show/3 and now on their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/BardGradCenter
Here's are a few photos and the beginning of the story...
Conducted by Mei-Ling Israel on November 6, 2011 at Green Mountain Hooked Rugs, Montpelier, Vermont
Stephanie Allen-Krauss, 2011. Photo: Mei-Ling Israel.
In the interview, Stephanie Allen-Krauss traces her family’s history with rug hooking and describes the process whereby she started to make rugs. As an educator, she is especially adept at describing the craft form, its technicalities and materials, and its community of practitioners. The second part of the interview was a tour of her business and adjoining home, including the primary place where she works on rugs. This interview, illustrated with many rugs of her own making, highlights the deeply personal nature of her craft.