With almost 40k followers on Instagram, Rose Pearlman doesn’t just promote her rugs, she promotes a certain kind of lifestyle, based on softness, minimalism, and a love of textile.
With a background in fine arts and a love of well designed functional objects, Pearlman took to rug hooking as a way of being a staying creative while being a stay at home mother. While painting involved a separate studio space with long stretches of solitude, rug hooking proved the ideal medium for her, taking little space and making little mess.
Now a celebrated artist and textile designer, she also teaches others her craft, through monthly rug hooking workshops in and around her home in NYC.
“Finding a way to do what I love and make an income, and not burn out is still a struggle to balance,” she relayed in a candid interview with Making. “While making a business of rug hooking removes you from the actual process, teaching workshops feeds my creativity and passion. I am able to share my love of rug hooking, create work at a comfortable pace and stay true to my vision.”
Situated at a crossroads between art and craft, her work has been featured in fiber magazines, galleries, and numerous online design sites. “The medium can easily be controlled and designed,” explains Pearlman, adding that hooked rugs can be used for a variety of home accessories and objects.
Take a look for yourself.