Textile Museum of Canada
Home Economics: 150 years of Canadian Hooked Rugs
Date: September 24, 2015 – February 8, 2016
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Handicrafts Modern hookersA show at the Textile Museum of Canada shines the spotlight on rug hooking’s surprising range. Emily Urquhart reports on how the old domestic craft has found its way into many talented new hands.
Special to The Globe and Mail Last updated: Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016 3:28PM EST
Last fall, in a church hall in Victoria, 20 women ranging in age from 30 to 60 gathered for a workshop in rug hooking. Midway through the class, organizer Sheila Stewart, owner of the Blue Heron Rug Hooking Studio in Victoria, leaned over and gave me an impromptu demonstration.
“You hold the hook in your palm,” she said, placing the fat end of her wooden hook in her …