Katie has been teaching rug hooking for 10 years and has been the co-director of the Star of Texas Rug Hooking Camp for six years.

She has been honored and received numerous awards for rug hooking during this time, including:


  • Commercial Design Winner – “Celebration of Hand Hooked Rugs” presented by Rug Hooking Magazine (2006)

  • People’s Choice Primitive Award – Sauder Village (2007)

  • Judge for “Celebration of Hand Hooked Rugs”  (2013)

  • Judge, Creative Arts, Texas State Fair (2014)

Katie Hartner, Owner of Woolley Fox Rug Patterns, Tyler, TX
Seated: Katie Hartner (L) Barb Carroll, founder of Woolley Fox (R) Standing: Nancy Hurliman, Katie's mom

Seated: Katie  Hartner (L)
Barb Carroll, founder of Woolley Fox (R)
Standing:  Nancy Hurliman, Katie’s mom


“I was first exposed to rug hooking in Missouri while on vacation when I wandered into a small rug hooking shop.

I immediately fell in love with the craft!  

I purchased some books, some wool strips, a piece of burlap and began taking classes.

And as anyone who loves rug hooking knows… the rest is history!”