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Canada's East Coast has a unique craft heritage that has seen generations hooking rugs during the long winter evenings. Hooked rugs and mats were originally intended as functional pieces -- a place to wipe dirty feet at the back door, or a cover for drafty floors. But at some point aesthetics crept into this process, and those simple mats have evolved into the wonderful folk art rugs we see today.
Nova Scotia's Doris Eaton has been hooking rugs for nearly fifty years and is one of the region's most well-known rug-hookers. A Lifetime of Rug Hooking features over eighty of Doris' colorful and lively rugs and the inspiration and materials behind her art. Doris also shares some of her tried and true techniques, including her famous "Eaton Edge" for finishing a rug. With a foreword from fellow Nova Scotia rug-hooker and artist Deanne Fitzpatrick, A Lifetime of Rug-Hooking is a marvelous visual tour of the work of an influential East Coast folk artist.
95pp, large color photos, softcover