Juliana Kapusta - Rug Hooking Instructor

Juliana is a juried McGown certified rug hooking teacher whose main objective is to teach students to create art with fiber. She has worked with many textile arts but found that rug hooking gives her the greater artistic flexibility she was seeking. Her love for home, family and the colonial period is what drew her to rug hooking but as a young mother of seven children there was little time for creativity. Now that her children are grown, she spends more time with her art, and loves working in a more modern style.

Shown here is Juliana’s version of Jane McGown Flynn’s Oh Joyful Color.

Juliana's early formal training is in advertising and design and is proud to have her rugs published in Celebration of Hand Hooked Rugs 20 and 24 as well as Hooking Animals and Design Basics for Rug Hookers.

She currently teaches rug hooking in her home, and at The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, in Lancaster, at Tyler Park Center for the Arts and Regina Marie Designs Fine Arts & Crafts Gallery.

The meeting of Oberon and Titania, Queen of the Fairies, ill. Arthur Rackham, 1905, rug hooked by Juliana Kapusta

The meeting of Oberon and Titania, Queen of the Fairies, ill. Arthur Rackham, 1905

Here is Juliana's version of a fairy tale rug hooking pattern, designed by Melissa and Isabella Pattacini. This rug toured the country as part of the Golden Age of Fairy Tales Rug Hooking Exhibition, launched in 2023.

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Rugs Hooked by Juliana

Below are some of Juliana's completed hooked rugs. Click the images below to see the pattern.

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