About Me


Hi, I am Jean Ottosen. I am a fibre artist from Regina, SK, Canada.  This is a blog about my work and related matters. 

My Story

I have been immersed in fiber from the time I was a young child.  My interest was fostered by my grandmother throughout my childhood and into my adult years.

I spent time exploring the world of painting after I graduated from the University of Alberta, and was re-introduced to fibre by Lucille Roxburgh of Calgary, Alberta when she taught me to hook in 1985.  Since then I have experimented with different techniques and fibres.  I have exhibited across Canada and the USA.

Some Popular Posts

My “Let’s Talk…” series of posts will introduce newcomers to the tools and materials for making my form of fibre art:
Let’s Talk Backing,
Let’s Talk Fibre,
Let’s Talk Wool Cutters,
Let’s Talk Frames, and
Let’s Talk Hooks

Other popular posts have been…
“Natural Dyeing”,
“Rug Hooking Resources”, and “Rug Hooking Resources – Part 2”, and
“Finishing a Rug” .

Popular pages are this page and my Wall Hangings For Sale page.

How to Find Me and My Work

I am a juried member of the Saskatchewan Craft Council.  I am also a member of the Plein Air Hooking Artists, the Association of Traditional Hooking Artists (ATHA), The International Guild of Handhooking Rugmakers (TIGHR), and the Canadian Artists Representation/Le Front des Artistes Canadiens (CARFAC).

I have work in private collections in South Korea, the United States, and Canada.  My work can be found in the SCC Fine Craft Boutique in the Affinity Gallery in Saskatoon, SK, as well as in my Etsy shop, or available direct from me at jo6865@gmail.com

If you like what you see here you can also find me on Facebook, on Instagram, and on Twitter using the handle @JeanOttosen.  If you really like what you see here and want to see work in person or purchase work, contact the SCC Fine Craft Boutique above or email me at jo6865@gmail.com

See you around! 🙂

10 Responses to About Me

  1. Makeup tips says:

    Thx for your post, I really enjoy your blog. Long time lurker, first time commenter, you know the drill. I tried to share this one time before, I don’t think it posted correctly…hopefully it will this time!


  2. Hi Jean,
    I’m delighted to find your blog and to know you live in Regina (where my son and his family live) . I noticed that you have my old site listed (posterous is no longer viable) and I wondered if you might be interested in replacing it with my current blog site which is sunshinerughooking.wordpress.com

    Thanks for all your wonderful posts.
    Elizabeth Martel


  3. annahergert says:

    Hi Jean – great to see you comment on my blog. Looking forward to following you… maybe we can even connect in person one day… we are in Regina regularly!


  4. Chris says:

    Jean, I have passed on your blog site to a friend with a renewed interest in hooking.


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