Canadian Rug Hooking
Secondly, if you're interested in seeing the Garret's "Bluenose" Hooked Rug, you can visit it in this virtual exhibition called Before E-Commerce, a history of Canadian mail-Order Catalogues.
To discover Chéticamp Hooked Rugs in Nova-Scotia, visit Les Trois Pignons featuring the Elizabeth LeFort Gallery.
Elizabeth LeFort . Canadian Centennial Hooked Rug, 1967. Les Trois Pignons Cultural Centre.
Visit Virtual Museum to explore Narrative threads: Crafting the Canadian Quilt. National Stories captured In Artifacts. This is an on-line exhibition about textiles and pieces from permanent collections of Canadian museums. You can find hooked rugs from Ontario, New-Brunswick, Manitoba , Newfoundland and Labrador. Follow this link to discover Georges-Edouard Tremblay (1902-1987), a rug hooking artist from Quebec.
Georges-Edouard Tremblay. ca 1940
You can find very interesting information at the Canadian Tapestry Website, which belongs to the Textile Museum of Canada.
To see the Textile Museum of Canada rug's collection, follow the link and type "hooked rug" in the "Search in the collection" tool.
Grenfell Mission. 1920-40. Silk and rayon on burlap. 81 x 48 cm.Textile Museum of Canada. T01.24.1
Follow this link to discover the silk stocking mats of the Grenfell Mission of Newfoundland and Labrador. Don't miss Paula Laverty’s article in the History page, and her article Silk-Stocking Mats on the Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Website.
A mat hooked by Helen Johnson's mother. Photo: Anne Nicholson