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Friday, September 23, 2011

Island Sweet Fibre Arts and Red Spruce

This summer, Gloria was out east and showed us some great textured wool that she purchased at Island Sweet Fibre Arts in Newfoundland.  They have handspun merino, shetland, mohair, NL heritage wool, angelina, bamboo and novelty yarns. Gloria plans to incorporate this wool into her rug hooking. 
Wool from Island Sweet Fibre Arts in Newfoundland

Also of note is RED SPRUCE in Dartmouth, Novia Scotia. Hooked rugs are handmade in Nova Scotia with colourful abstract designs by Canadian artists. Michael Christie runs the shop, and works with a cottage industry of hobbyist rug hookers. One 6 x 9 rug took 450 hrs to complete. This fall Red Spruce plans to introduce needle punch construction, a method that gives a nubblier texture.   (phone 19024820460 or redspruce.ca.)-- Patti

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