We have re-scheduled this session from February 5 which was postponed due to weather conditions. So you have a second chance to try your hand at rug-hooking.
Local artist Margaret Forsey will join us at the next Drop In on Wednesday, March 5, to demonstrate her rug hooking techniques. This image to the left is an example of her work.
In this workshop, you will learn the basics of how to create a hooked rug. By re-using old clothing and textiles, you can create an eco-friendly work of art!
Margaret will have supplies to share so we may all try the art of rug hooking. This is a great use for old clothes you no longer wear but can’t part with. The best fabrics are jersey (like old t-shirts), and polar fleece. Yarn and ribbon can also be used. So feel free to bring your own bits and pieces to add to the fabric that Margaret will provide.
Margaret Forsey is a textile artist who lives in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. She studied art at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. She has exhibited her art across Canada, and has completed artists residencies at the Craft Council of Newfoundland in St. John’s, NL, and at the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture in Dawson City, Yukon.
Drop In runs from, 6:30 – 8:30 in Room 128 of the Louis Millet Community Complex, 9489 Commercial St, New Minas.
We’ll have our usual go-round of introductions and catch-up with what’s new, before we get into the rug making, along with snacks and soft drinks. If you need more information, use the “Contact Us” tab or leave a comment. All Trans*, Bi-Sexual, Lesbian, Gay and Questioning youth, 25 years and younger are welcome. And your friends can come along with you.