The Rug Hooking Guild NL is actively searching out antique hand hooked mats here in the province for registration with the Newfoundland and Labrador Archives. If you have an old mat hooked by your grandmother, mother, aunt neighbor or friend, please contact us to arrange for the registration. Simply put, we take pictures of the front and back, try to determine the backing and the fabrics it was hooked with, and get as much history as we can about the mat and the person who hooked it. Please help us as we strive to keep this beautiful craft and the role it played in our past alive and well.
Sponsored by the Rug Hooking Guild of Newfoundland and Labrador (RHGNL)
Historic sites, events, and locations provide a glimpse into our past and an insight into our heritage. But too quickly they are disappearing such as the 130 year old house at 25 Winter Avenue in St. John’s during March 2015.
As a way to preserve the history as the old fades away to make room for the new, members of RHGNL were invited to hook mats of different historical buildings, locations and events of Newfoundland and Labrador. A province wide exhibit of these mats will begin in Cupids at the Legacy Centre on May 1, 2017.
Please visit our calendar to find an Exhibit near you. We look forward to seeing you there.