J I L L    S T.    C O E U R                                 a r t   r u g s


My hooked rugs have naturally evolved from a life-long passion for fabrics and textiles.  Having done a variety of needle crafts from knitting to weaving, I have found that rug hooking combines my love of surface design, color and texture, allowing me to “paint” with fabric.  It seems to be a perfect way to combine hands-on technique, precision, design, color choice, and ultimately the satisfaction of carrying away a functional object.

I received my undergraduate degree in Costume Design, Clothing and Textiles and a master’s degree in Clothing and Human Behavior. I have worked as a costume shop manager, pattern maker, stitcher, colorist, fabric printer, curator of exhibits, and research assistant.  I continue to freelance designing costumes for dance and theatre nationally and internationally working out of my studio at home in Florence, Massachusetts.  I am continually inspired by life and nature around me as well as by the many travels I have had.

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