Born in 1891, Pearl K. McGown, has been credited for the revival of American Rug hooking in North America, beginning in the 1930's.  In 1951, at the age of 60, she launched the McGown Teacher's Workshop Series, to further promote the art, and help instructors improve their skills.  

After selling her initial pattern line to Sturbridge Village, Pearl helped her granddaughter, Jane McGown Flynn, launch Jane McGown Flynn, Inc in 1981, and along with Jane, co-designed more than 700 rug patterns, carried exclusively under Honey Bee Hive's CHARCO pattern line.

Pearl has written four books on the art of rug hooking, including The Lore and Lure of Hooked Rugs and Color in Hooked Rugs, and is credited with training thousands of rug hook instructors globally.

 

Known mostly for her pattern designs and relentless drive to keep the art of rug hooking alive, Pearl rarely hooked rugs herself.  Below is a photo of what is thought to be the only hooked rug by Pearl.

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Rug Hooking Patterns by Pearl McGown

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Noel, rug hooked by Linda BellNoel, rug hooked by Carole Pelot
P788: Noel
Sale priceFrom $62.00 USD
Poppy-A La O'Keefe, rug hooked by Vivily PowersPoppy-A La O'Keefe, rug hooked by Pam Papp
P579: Poppy-A La O'Keefe
Sale priceFrom $42.00 USD
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Chickadees, rug hooked by Gail BeckerChickadees, rug hooked by Mya Zschokke
P589: Chickadees
Sale priceFrom $31.20 USD Regular price$39.00 USD
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Ruthie Rose, rug hooked by Vivily PowersRuthie Rose, rug hooked by Karen Duncklee
CS501: Ruthie Rose
Sale priceFrom $31.20 USD Regular price$39.00 USD
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Fruit, rug hooked by Vivily PowersFruit, rug hooked by Marg Miller
P662: Fruit
Sale priceFrom $31.20 USD Regular price$39.00 USD
Tiffany, rug hooked by Joanne Van WinkleTiffany, rug hooked by Susan Naples
1116: Tiffany
Sale priceFrom $77.00 USD
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Compote, rug hooked by Vivily PowersCompote, rug hooked by Helen Mar Parkin
P574: Compote
Sale priceFrom $31.20 USD Regular price$39.00 USD
Yellowstone, rug hooked by Dawn HebertYellowstone, rug hooked by Claudia Lampley
TT505: Yellowstone
Sale priceFrom $57.00 USD
Micmac, rug hooked by Pat SimsMicmac, rug hooking pattern
B523: Micmac
Sale priceFrom $52.00 USD
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Daybreak, rug hooked by Helen Mar ParkinDaybreak, rug hooked by Nancy Gigrich
P810: Daybreak
Sale priceFrom $37.60 USD Regular price$47.00 USD
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FS503: Quaint, Offered by Honey Bee Hive
FS503: Quaint
Sale priceFrom $35.20 USD Regular price$44.00 USD
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P814: Christmas is A' Comin', Hooked by Darcell BrownP814: Christmas is A' Comin', Hooked by Melissa Pattacini
P814: Christmas is A' Comin'
Sale priceFrom $55.20 USD Regular price$69.00 USD

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