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Rug Hooking: Art, Craft and Story

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The East Coast craft of rug hooking has inspired a variety of interesting books that span genres.
Making a Life

Making a Life

Twenty-five Years of Hooking Rugs
edition:Hardcover

Celebrated textile artist Deanne Fitzpatrick learned early that traditional rug-hooking is so much more than just making mats for old houses. This intricate art form has given her the chance to speak without words. It has built her a supportive community, a successful business, and an international reputation. But most of all, hooking rugs has allowed Deanne to live a life she loves.

Reflecting on her twenty-five-year career, Deanne shares lessons gleaned both at the frame and away from her stud …

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Hooking

Hooking

edition:Paperback

Mary Dalton's fifth collection, Hooking, is a series of centos that, on one level, draw inspiration from a traditional Newfoundland craft. Like a hooked rug made up of strips of fabric cut from old clothes, the cento is stitched together from lines scissored out of other poems. Dalton's cento variants, however, range across continents and epochs, rummaging among poems contemporary and canonical in celebration of the recombinatory energies of language. As Dalton's lines hook together syntacticall …

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A Whale of a Tale . . . With Hooks, Lines and Singers

A Whale of a Tale . . . With Hooks, Lines and Singers

edition:Paperback
tagged : rugs

In A Whale of a Tale . . . With Hooks, Lines and Singers, members of the Five Island Rug Hooking Group have combined their expertise in design, colour, texture and rug hooking techniques with the power of song. This potent combination of creativity has resulted in thirty-five pieces of textile art that have been inspired by the sounds of music, the stories in the lyrics and the emotions evoked by both.

 

 

A Whale of a Tale . . . With Hooks, Lines and Singers began as a rug hooking project organize …

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Lifetime of Rug-Hooking

Lifetime of Rug-Hooking

edition:Hardcover
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Canada's East Coast has a unique craft heritage that has seen generations hooking rugs during the long winter evenings. Hooked mats and rugs were originally intended as functional pieces--a place to wipe dirty feet at the back door, or a cover for drafty floors. But at some point aesthetics crept into this process, and those simple mats have evolved int the wonderful folk art rugs we see today.

Nova Scotia's Doris Eaton has been hooking rugs for nearly fifty years and is one of the region's most …

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Hook Me a Story

Hook Me a Story

edition:Paperback
tagged : rugs

A much needed source book for anyone wanting to know the history and the craft of rug hooking. Includes illustrations of techniques and materials and methods. This book is a tribute to those who kept the craft alive over the years.

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Story of the Hooked Rugs of Chéticamp

Story of the Hooked Rugs of Chéticamp

edition:Paperback
tagged : crocheting

This delightful book is filled with full-colour pictures of hooked rugs and rare historic black-and-white photos. This updated edition includes details about the lives of Chéticamp rug hookers, the rug making process, the tools and materials, as well as examples of magnificent tapestries and rugs in the collection of Élizabeth Lefort Gallery, Les Trois Pignons. This book trumpets the skill and pride of an extraordinary people in a beautiful place, the Acadians of Cape Breton Island. Hard work, …

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Singily Skipping Along

Singily Skipping Along

edition:Hardcover
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A “body movement multi-sensory inventive language poem” intended for children ages 2 to 5, Singily Skipping Along is playful and imaginative, asking the reader to pretend to be a tree, a whale, a spider, a cloud, and to find the many delightful ways they can move their bodies. The text uses some predictable and cumulative patterns but also includes joyful surprise patterns—and a healthy dose of nonsense—to stimulate children’s imaginations. Deanne Fitzpatrick’s hooked rug illustratio …

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Hooking Our Heritage

Hooking Our Heritage

edition:Paperback
tagged : rugs, ireland

In August 2009, a group of twenty-eight women came together to design and hook rugs under the guidance of organizer/initiator Laura Coultas and artist/rug hooking consultants Sheila Coultas, Frances Ennis and Maxine Ennis. Inspired by the strong Irish heritage on the Southern Shore, known as the Irish Loop, the women decided to create a body of work that would illustrate Newfoundland and Labrador’s strong connection with Ireland.

 

 

 

Hooking Our Heritage uses text and pictures to trace the progr …

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