Rose Pearlman is an artist, teacher, and textile designer. With a background in fine arts and a love of well designed functional objects, her creations blur the lines between art and craft and push the boundaries with non-traditional techniques and materials. Rose teaches monthly rug hooking workshops in and around her home in NYC, and also welcomes commissions for one of a kind constructions in decor and home furnishings. Her work has been featured in fiber magazines, galleries, and numerous online design sites.
Modern Rug Hooking: 22 Punch Needle Projects for Crafting a Beautiful Home is now available for preorder.
Rug hooking became a way to stay creative and be home with young children. Painting involved a separate studio space with long stretches of solitude. Eleven years ago I had to adapt an artistic medium to accommodate my role as a new mother living in a small apartment. Rug Hooking became that medium. It became a way to stay creative and be at home with young children. For me, it’s as expressive as painting, yet takes up little space, makes little mess, and is easily picked up and put down throughout the day.
With the help of BluPrint, you can now take my classes remotely making them fit into your schedule more conveniently than ever!
Discover the simple art of rug hooking with this colorful guide that includes both instructions for beginners and innovative ideas for those wanting to go further. Rose Pearlman’s abstract designs use modern color, composition, and texture to bring this traditional fiber art to life.
The 22 projects featured here start small and simple as you get used to the process and move on to a range of unique objects—for kids, to wear, for the home, and utilizing alternative materials. From purses, crib pockets, slide shoes, and rugs to wall art made from recycled plastic bags, this beautifully photographed book showcases punch needle rug hooking as an incredibly versatile—and stylish—craft.