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Hooking Our Heritage

Hooking Our Heritage

Flanker Press
Paperback
2010-08-25

1897317921
9781897317921

19.95 CAD

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In August 2009, a group of twenty-eight women came together to design and hook rugs under the guidance of organizer/initiator Laura Coultas and artist/rug hooking consultants Sheila Coultas, Frances Ennis and Maxine Ennis. Inspired by the strong Irish heritage on the Southern Shore, known as the Irish Loop, the women decided to create a body of work that would illustrate Newfoundland and Labrador’s strong connection with Ireland. Hooking Our Heritage uses text and pictures to trace the progress of the rugs and tell the story behind each one. Within these pages, you will find rugs displaying the words, traditions, landscapes, songs and history shared between the country of Ireland and the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The finished rugs show Irish blessings, a farrier and his horse, women picking herts, fairies playing in a garden, Celtic symbols and many other examples of the links between Ireland and Newfoundland and Labrador.
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This book is a visual treat.-- The Compass --
Coopers and blacksmiths, knitters and netters, men and women spinning and gardening and picking berries, all turn up in the colourful, dignified portraits in this exhibition.-- The Telegram --

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