Jean Tynan's Traditional Hooked Rugs

Made with hand-dyed 100% wool

Molly with Wildflowers - 22" x 38" - $575


 

Jean Tynan is a textile artist specializing in traditional rug hooking.  

One of the oldest North American textile arts, hooked rugs are made from strips of wool pulled through a backing of burlap, linen or other heavy woven fabric.  

The result is a richly textured surface, with a tight, closed pile - beautiful enough to hang on the wall and durable enough to go on the floor.

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Jean is recognized in the rug hooking community as an authority on the use of color in primitive designs.   She hand dyes all her wool, using a variety of techniques, that result in vibrant, lasting color that is unparalleled in floor coverings of any kind.

Traditional hooked rugs should not be confused with latch-hooked rugs, which have a longer pile and are made with yarn.

They cannot be compared with Chinese imitations made with synthetic fibers, manufactured in bulk and featured increasingly in mail order catalogs. 

Jean Tynan's hooked rugs cannot be found in retail stores or gift catalogs.   Each piece is a one-of-a-kind work of art that will grace a home full of antiques or one of contemporary design.  

Jean's work is the result of over 35 years in the field - first as a student and later as an instructor and author of Dyeing for Primitive Rug Hooking.  At 86, she still hand-dyes all her own wool in her kitchen in Western Maryland.  

Detailed view of Fusha Flowers

Made of 100% pure wool, hooked rugs are easy to keep clean.   Just vacuum as you would any rug or carpet.   Use Resolve or similar carpet stain remover if necessary.  Hooked rugs should not be machine washed or dry-cleaned


Here's Jean's Photo Album.   Click on a link to the Catalog for a closer look.   To learn how to acquire one of Jean's rugs, use the Contact Us form.   If you're interested in classes or would like to book a color-planning appointment, use the Location page to see where we're located.  And don't forget to read about the history of rug hooking