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Please note:

***We will close for the season at 5:00 on Sunday, October 9, 2022***

 

till then, we are open 7 Days a Week, 10:00am to 5:00pm  

 

 


 


 

 

Queen Elizabeth II, we will miss you greatly. 


 Her Majesty, a shining example for us all.

April 21, 1926 - September 8, 2022

 


 


 

Museum Admission Fees

General Admission  $7.00; Seniors and Students $5.00; Children under 5 years of age are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. The Fibre Arts Market Place is always free to explore and shopping is tax free.

 

Fibre Days/Hook-Ins 2022:

All Fibre Arts welcome! Come share fun and companionship with us! Doors will open at 9:30. Please register here

  • Was a lovely day!  Saturday, May 28

  • Was a lovely day!  Saturday, June 18

  • Was a lovely day!  Saturday, July 23

  • Was a lovely day!  Saturday, August 13 - Alexandrya Eaton, Our Hooked Rug Artist of the Year for 2022 will join us today to speak about her works of art and the rugs she has on display in the Museum!

  • Saturday, September 24

  • Wednesday, October 5

 

2022 WORKSHOPS please print off, fill out and email the registration form here:

 


 


 

The Rug Hooking Museum of North America is Very Pleased to Present:

Rug Hooking Artists of the Year 2022 See their information here!:

 

Alexandrya Eaton                                                               Mary Hays  Hooked Rug Artists of the Year 2022Hooked Rug Artists of the Year 2022

 

 


 


Other Special Exhibits we are very excited to host are:


 

Jane SteeleJane SteeleJane Steele is the owner of River House Rug Hooking in Petite Riviere, Lunenburg County Nova Scotia which is celebrating its 10th birthday this year.  Jane moved to Nova Scotia 12 years ago, leaving behind a career in the London (UK) fashion industry working in textile print, colour and design.  She was introduced to rug hooking by Dr Marie Elwood, then chief curator of the Museum of Nova Scotia.  
 
Having been obsessed with all things textile since a very young age, Jane took to rug hooking immediately.  Her design output is wide and varied, and her inspiration comes from international travel, exposure to museums and art galleries in cities all over the world, and now by the natural beauty of Nova Scotia. She explores different techniques, textures, materials and colour combinations to create highly original and imaginative pieces.
 
 

 

Hetty van GurpHetty van Gurp

Welcome Hetty van Gurp!  My hooked mats have evolved over the past decade from functional floor mats to more
whimsical interpretations of people I admire and places I love. Big Tancook Island has a long and rich legacy of rug hooking. When we moved here 5 years ago, the house we purchased was filled with hooked mats, some close to 100 years old. While I had been hooking mats for years, my enthusiasm for this art form was rejuvenated by these traditional mats and their time-honoured history. As I became acquainted with my Tancook neighbours and listened to their stories, I felt inspired to depict a glimpse into their lives through my hooked mats. This “Hooked on
Tancook” collection represents my love of Big Tancook Island - its people, lifestyle and natural beauty. They pay homage to the rich culture of rug hooking on Tancook and the charming, resourceful, resilient and good-natured people who make this such an enchanting place to live. The mats in this collection mats are made using 100% wool on linen backing. The wool is a combination of recycled wool clothing and hand-dyed new wool. 

 


 

Art Hits The WallArt Hits The Wall

 

2022 Exhibit May through October - Atlantic Canada's "Art Hits the Wall" Committee Presents the Exhibit:

"MY TOWN"

"My Town is where everybody you drive by waves, even though you don't know them".

 


 

 

A Few Of Our Favourite Things

 

An exhibit by the Colchester Heritage Rug Hookers

 

 


 

See more about our special 2022 exhibits at this "Link"


 

OTHER EVENTS

Note: The Museum is still open to the public for viewing during events. These events provide an extra special level of enjoyment and a very rich experience. If you want to participate in these events, please register with their respective hosts (see below).

 

  • Thursday, July 14, through Sunday, July 17th - Annual Salty Socks Crank-In - Hosted by Patsy Gorveatte
    To register for this event, you need to contact Patsy directly via pgorveatte@gmail.com or 902 476 4946

  • Saturday, July 30th, 5:30 to 6:45 - Literary Readings - Readings from recent work by 3 outstanding South Shore Nova Scotia Writers: Jan Fancy Hull - Novelist and Poet (Winner of the 2022 RITA JOE POETRY PRIZE), Jane Wentzell - Graphic Novel, Janet Barkhouse - Poetry and Children's Book - Free Admission
  • Saturday, August 27th and Sunday August 28th - Sailing Away Art Show - Hosted by Aspotogan Arts & Crafts

  • Saturday, September 10th - Alderney Needlearts Exhibit and Gathering - Hosted by Lyn Young
    To register for this event, you need to contact Lyn directly via kaylee4ns@yahoo.ca or 902 273 2063

 


 

 

There is no admission to  Fibre Art Market  portion of the museum and all shopping is tax-free.  Come in and see our hundreds of hooked rugs, books, hooking kits, wool and much more!

 

The Interpretive Centre is the first gallery (focused on the beginning of rug hooking in North America) you encounter upon entering the exhibits area. Visitors to the museum will learn the names of famous rug hooking artists.  Names like Burnham, Frost, Turner, Tremblay, Mowat, Garrett and many more. Museum rates apply to the museum galleries and exhibits.) 

 

 

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