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Debra M. Hill
Rug Hooking Artist

I took my first rug hooking class in 1986 and I was “ hooked ” from then on.
In 1991 I decided to go into rug hooking on a full-time basis . Presently , I
enjoy participating in craft shows and exhibits , lecturing , demonstrating for
groups and teaching rug hooking in my home.

Rug hooking is a craft that dates back to the Copts of Egypt . A forerunner of
the bedspread and a former winter version of the funeral spray , hooked rugs
have been woven into history . The durable heirlooms have been known to last
through six generations . Sadly , rug hooking has become a lost art . My
wish is to see the time-honored craft revived to its former glory . My goal is
to further that wish by showing the beauty and usefulness of hooked rugs .

In making my hooked rugs , I first draw my design onto a piece of paper the
size of the finished rug . Then I transfer the design onto my base fabric , dye
my wool , cut the wool into strips and hook the wool through my base fabric . I enjoy
hooking primitive and realistic designs .

Juried Member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen
Juried Member of the Lancaster Designer-Craftsmen
Former President of the Lancaster Designer-Craftsmen
Former President of the Market House Craft Center
Member of the National Guild of PKMC Rug Hookrafters
Member of the Association of Traditional Hooking Artists
Demonstrated : Landis Valley Museum ; Market House Craft Center ;
Lancaster and Harrisburg Area Schools .
Exhibited : Dana Gallery , Franklin & Marshall College ; Landis Valley
Museum ; Maryland Shores Rug hooking School , MD ; Country Inn Rug
School , NH ; Artworks at Doneckers , PA ; Market House Craft Center .
Permanent Exhibit : “Tumbling Block” hooked rug was purchased by the
Boyertown Area Historical Society for its permanent collection. the Historical
Society purchases one item each year for its special exhibit.
Awarded second place in the 1995 Lancaster Designer-Craftsmen
Membership Exhibit

You can view some of my works here.

This is the Tumble Block

I will do special orders in any colors and/or designs.

Mrs. Jones Rabbit

This was a commissioned Piece


Afternoon Delight


Double Wedding Ring

The Bride and Groom stand on it during the wedding ceremony then they use it in their home .

These are a few of my own designs. I can take orders for custom works. Any designs or colors of your choice. I also have classes available in the Lancaster and surrounding areas. Finished pieces are also available for purchase.

For more information please contact:

Debra Hill

2906 Lincon Hwy East Gordonville, Pa 17529

You can also send me email at

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