Connie Bradley - Rug Hooking Pattern Designer

Growing up in Ohio, Connie Bradley learned all types of handwork, and rug hooking became one of her favorites.  She is drawn to the many different styles and loves color.  Connie likes rug hooking because it mimics so many types of art.  In her words "’whats not to like?! Whether it is hooking bright colors, muted colors, sculpted, 3-D, wide cut, crewel, creative stitches, tapestry – rug hooking has it all!"  Connie's design inspiration is varied, sometimes her designs originate from a student request, or a casual conversation with friends, and even life lessons!

Connie has been rug hooking for over the 30 years and has taken classes from many different, talented teachers using fine cut on up to torn strips.  In 2001 she became an accredited McGown rug hooking teacher. As a rug hooking instructor, she strives to learn new techniques, and also enjoys sharing her knowledge of rug hooking with others.

Connie's work has been showcased in Rug Hooking Magazine, ATHA Magazine, and Celebrations of Hand-Hooked Rugs. Her rug “National Bouquet” won the 2014 People’s Choice Award at Sauder Village Rug Hooking Week for fruits/florals.

Connie's shop “Wool Yankers” in Wellington, Ohio, carries many original and commercial rug hooking patterns, kits and supplies, as well as punch needle and wool applique kits and supplies.

Click here to see Connie's entire collection of rug hooking pattern designs.

Honey (PR1726)
Hooked by Linda Koch

Boughs & Buds (PR1523)
Hooked by Margaret Bedle

Be... (PR1521)
Designed and hooked by Connie Bradley