Monday, September 20, 2010

Second Nova Scotia Slide Show

This slide show includes rugs that may be displayed at the Hooked Rug Museum of North America collected by Suzanne and Hugh Conrod and a second collection of rugs that are in a private collection in Nova Scotia. I have hesitated to be more specific about the second collection for the sake of privacy and safety.

There are some unusual rugs in this slide show: one is an example of a proddy-type rug made for generations on Tancook Island, just off the South Shore of Nova Scotia, and the other is hooked with an old material almost lost in the fogs of time, a material recently researched and re-discovered, that can completely change our view of the history of rug hooking in North America.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

A Visit to Old Salt, near Chester, Nova Scotia

I arrived at Old Salt on the South Shore of Nova Scotia on Friday, September 3, after driving for 22 hours straight - I beat Hurricane Earl by about two hours. The slide show starts the next morning when the wind was blowing with enough strength to knock my legs out from under me. Eventually, other rug hookers arrived and we spent a week exploring the area. We were beachcombers in Blandford, shoppers in Mahone Bay and Lunenburg, and visitors to the soon-to-be Hooked Rug Museum of North America in Queensland, next to Hubbards.

I saved photos of hooked rugs to be posted in another slide show sometime soon.