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This is your home for North American rug hooking, fiber art and craft, and the modern practice of heritage skills.


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So, for those of you patiently waiting for the rug hooking/fiber art portion of the program, here's what we're thinking. Tomorrow we are still in Halifax as our son James' wonderful girlfriend, Beth, is graduating from Dalhousie University. Tuesday we put Wyeth in the car with us and go road tripping. First stop will be Peggy's Cove, then the Hooked Rug Museum of North America, then Mahone Bay where we'll find Encompassing Designs Rug Hooking Studio and the new Heidi Wulfraat woolworks studio, then on to Lunenburg which is a UNESCO site and also where Beth's (not me, my son's gf Beth) family home is. And maybe some other things will happen. We're not sure. On the way back out of Nova Scotia on Wednesday we will pass through Amherst, home of the fabulous Deanne Fitzpatrick Studio. So, stay tuned. This is a magical land and I often (usually...ok, all the time) wish I could just stay here indefinitely. ... See MoreSee Less

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Upcoming Events

9:00 am Rug Hooking Workshop: Highland C... @ Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village
Rug Hooking Workshop: Highland C... @ Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village
Jun 9 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Rug Hooking Workshop: Highland Cow at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village @ Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village
Sister Eliza Jeffers (1868-1955) produced a number of hooked rugs at the Alfred and Sabbathday Lake Shaker Villages. Join Beth Miller of Parris House Wool Works for a day of learning this heritage North American craft. Participants will hook a 4″ x 4″ original design by Beth inspired by the Shakers’ Scottish Highland Cattle! You will learn ... Read more