Thank you for taking the time to find out a little about me. I started out as a shepherd, spinner and crafter offering my natural fibers and finished items for sale and slowly changed my focus to punch needle rug hooking.
I am a folk art fiber artist dedicated to all types of rug hooking and specialise in punch needle rug hooking. I am a juried Kentucky Crafted fiber artist and certified punch needle rug hooking instructor. I have over 20 years experience developing and producing rug hooking designs, the Breezy Ridge Rugs gripper strip punch needle frames and cozies and my latest invention the Breezy Ridge Yarn Gauge.
I have been on a creative journey all my life. I have been fortunate enough to have talented women teach me the love of textiles and the skills to produce them. These women not only taught me how to create things but also gave me the greatest gift, CREATIVE THINKING ENCOURAGEMENT. Through the years I have continued on my journey, learning “how to”, all the while searching for the perfect outlet for all my skills and energy. After a while, I knew in my heart I had “found my calling”. This traditional craft of punch needle rug hooking, offered me an outlet to use a combination of all my skills. I am very grateful to be able to work every day doing what I love.
Some of my work can be found in the following books and magazines:
Jones, Angela/Delepine, Blandine: “Song Birds“, Simply Vintage Quilts and Crafts, spring 2017-n’ 22 P. 44-49
Delepine, Blandine: “Le P’tit Bucheron s’amuse…Rugs and fantaisies”, Quiltmania 2014, p. 10-11
Jones, Angela: “Jack O’Lamb”, ATHA Magazine, Issue 222, December/January 2017, p.19
Jones, Angela (compiler): “Bird in Paradise”, Rug Hooking Magazine, Vol. XXIV, Number 2, Sept/Oct 2012 p. 48-51
Oxford, Amy: “Hooked Rugs Today”, Schiffer Publishing 2005, p. 175
Oxford, Amy: “Punch Needle Rug Hooking- Tools and Techniques”, Schiffer Publishing 1997 p.102-104
2017 Teacher, ATHA Biennial/Region Six (Association of Traditional Hooking Artist), Cleveland, Ohio
1990-2017 Private and group classes: Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, Georgia, and Missouri
1990-2017 Vendor: Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, Georgia, and Missouri.
2009 Presenter, The International Guild of Handhooking Rugmakers, Louisville Kentucky
2017 Inventor, Breezy Ridge Rugs Yarn Gauge, device and method to measure rug yarn
2012 Breezy Ridge Rugs Gripper strip frame and Cozy Frame cover
2008 Kentucky Crafted Adjudicated Artist
2000 Jones, Angela, “Bluebird Rug” Kentucky State Fair 1st Place Fine Arts, Creative Textiles
1990/Present Work held in private collections in: United States, Canada, England, Belgium, Korea, Spain, Australia,