Carol Harvey-Clark, owner of the wonderful Spruce Top Rug Hooking Studio in Mahone Bay, NS died recently. Her studio offered a broad range of hooked rugs to admire and study, as well as rug hooking supplies. I visited Carol and her Studio in 2017, shortly after I began hooking. Carol’s studio was inviting and a dye pot was simmering on the stove. She was showing two women how to abrash dye. It seemed to be the kind of place you could just hang about in, as long as you liked, watching the fabric change as the dye was absorbed, asking questions, or simply meandering about the studio. Carol has had a significant influence on rug hookers in Canada and beyond, as a founding member of TIGHR. She promoted rug hooking and was McGown certified, as well as a member of the NS Teachers Branch and certified in fiber arts (traditional rug hooking) through the St Lawrence College program in Ontario. Carol’s work has been featured in various Celebrations and authored articles in Rug Hooking Magazine.
Be sure to check ‘other events’ on our website for info about hook-ins and retreats, rug hooking schools and other hooking activities that might be of interest. Most recent announcements:
Jan 15: Sauder Village opens registration to its retreats and workshops for Rug Hooking Week, Aug 10-15
Feb 22: Westport’s Cabin Fever hook-in. Registration might already be full, but there’s likely a waitlist available
May 2-May 8: Nova Scotia Rug Hooking School https://www.rhgns.com/rug-school/
Jan Meeting Agenda
Sat Jan 4 (business)
Thurs Jan 9 (business – times in brackets unless the same)
Thurs Jan 23 (no business)
9:45 (10:15) am Welcome and introduction of new members and visitors
10-10:45 am (11-11:45 am) Business portion of the meeting:
- Inclement weather policy
- Update on the commemorative rug for the Olde Forge Community Resource Centre
A wonderful piece is being worked on by several members and I know OFCRC and their clientele will be delighted with this commemoration of their first 40 years. I look forward to hearing from the group about their progress.
10:45-11 am (11:45 am-noon) Questions, information from the group
11:30 am-noon (12:30-1:00 pm) Show and Tell