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Rug Hooking

joan foster.jpg Joan Foster (photo: Rug Hooking is a time honored tradition in Newfoundland and Labrador. In years gone by, they were made for practical reasons. Often elaborate in detail and design, the labor intensive craft started to lose it’s appeal as people seemed to have less time for such endeavours. But in recent years, hooking rugs is slowly coming back in fashion. At the end of this month, an exhibition of almost four dozen hooked rugs depicting lighthouses of Newfoundland and Labrador will be on display at the Labrador West arts and culture centre. But you can do more than just look at them, you can also take a one day course on how to hook rugs. Joan Foster of the Rug Hooking Guild of Newfoundland and Labrador told Labrador Morning’s Mike Power about the exhibition, and the course.

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