Jane McGown Flynn

 In 1981, Jane McGown Flynn launched Jane McGown Flynn Inc., for the purpose of continuing the McGown Teacher's Workshop Series, which was initially established by Jane's grandmother, Pearl K. McGown in 1951.  Jane and Pearl co-designed almost 700 rug patterns to be used as part of the training curriculum, under the Designs to Dream On pattern line, which was later renamed CHARCO.  

Following Pearl's passing in 1983, Jane continued to design her own patterns, and now has more than 1,600 rug hooking designs to her name, carried exclusively under the CHARCO pattern line.

Click here to see the full collection of Jane McGown Flynn patterns.

In addition to being a prolific pattern designer, Jane also hooks rugs.  Some of her favorite works were recently showcased at Sauder Village's Rug Hooking Week, in Archibald, Ohio, including PashaMelancholie, Tabriz, Genevieve, and Barcelona.   

 Jane and Pearl regularly attended workshops across the country, to train and certify instructors in the art of rug hooking and to promote the art generally.

In addition to being directly inspired by Pearl, Jane travels the world, seeking inspiration from many different cultures and continues to design patterns for Honey Bee Hive under the CHARCO pattern line.

Jane (right) and Pearl, in front of Jane's partially completed hooked version of Istanbul, from Pearl's original pattern collection.