Rug Hooking was a practical art form in Newfoundland and Labrador. At a time when resources were scarce and nothing was wasted, many women would gather up old worn out clothing and cut them into strips of cloth. They would then hook the cloth into burlap to create beautiful, yet functional mats.
The rug shown above was hooked by Mrs. Alice (Adams) Guy when she was 96 years old.
Several of our rugs are registered with the Rug Hooking Guild of Newfoundland and Labrador and can be viewed at the Drake House Museum.
The Rug Hooking Guild of Newfoundland and Labrador was established in 1995 on Change Islands when a group of passionate craftspeople met and created a mandate to preserve and promote the heritage of this nearly forgotten craft. Ever since, our Guild has been committed to teaching, encouraging participation in the craft, and registering and archiving the art form and the stories it tells, through the province’s history.
Estimated to be over 80 years old
This rug is estimated to be 75 years old
This rug is estimated to be 70 years old
Rug hooked by Annie Reid. Estimated to be over 70 years old
Rug hooked by Annie Reid. Estimated to be over 70 years old.
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