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									Title: Hook Me a Story: The History and Method of Rug Hooking Atlantic Canada
Author: Deanne Fitzpatrick
Indexable pages: 83 pages
Page size: 8”x8”, 1 ½” margins
Illustrations: approximately 40, most are pictures of hooked rugs


Note: Page references in italics represent photographs or illustrations.


abstract rugs, 47–48                                          corn husk mats, 20–21
Adams, Rose, 9                                                cottage industries, 8, 22
American Hooked and Sewn Rugs: Folk Art Underfoot,            County Fair, 53
        2                                                     Crouse, Gloria, 42
animals, depicted in rugs, 49–50                              cutters, 34, 34–35
Antique House, The, 7                                         cutting fabric, 25
Antique Posy, 46
Aucion, Willie, 17                                            designing patterns
Aunt Mary, 2                                                     balance, 79
Autumn in Southhampton, 10                                       colour planning, 44, 47, 58–64
                                                                 drawing with charred wood, 24
backing fabrics, 32                                              elements of, 62–64, 76–81
   attaching to frame, 33                                        perspective, 80
   burlap, 15, 32, 33                                            plagiarism, 80
   feed bags, 31                                                 point of interest, 78–79
   linen, 32                                                     progression of, 5
   monks cloth, 32–33                                            self-expression, 74–75, 79
   rug warp, 33                                               designs. See also patterns
Barbeau, Marius, 2–3                                             of New Brunswick, 20–22
bed rugs, 3                                                      of Newfoundland and Labrador, 10
Before Joey, 76                                                  of Nova Scotia, 13
beginners                                                     designs, commercial, 5–6
   equipment, 25, 27                                          Diamond Dyes, 6
   mistakes made by, 27                                       Downtown Amherst, 75
   projects, 82–84                                            Drogheda Mats, 10
binding and finishing, 23, 26, 27                             dying
Bluenose Hooker, 14                                              bleaching, 67
Bluenose Patterns, 14–15, 15, 16                                 bleeding out colour, 66–67
Bluenose, The, 14                                                commercial dyes, 6, 23–24
borders, 53–54                                                   equipment, 65
brin. See burlap under backing fabrics                           natural dyes, 24
Burke, Lillian, 4, 16–17                                         overdying, 67
                                                                 process, 65
Canadian Museum of Civilization, hooked rug                      washing machine dying, 66
        collection, 5
carpets, factory-made, 8                                      Eaton, Doris, 9, 18–20, 19, 47
Cat in the Vines, 43                                          Edell, Nancy, 9
Cheticamp mats                                                equipment, 27. See also cutters; frames; hooks
   colour schemes, 16
   designs, 16                                                fabrics. See also backing fabrics
   quality standards, 17                                         cutting, 25
Chintz Rug, 72                                                   estimating yardage, 28
colour planning, 44, 47, 58–64                                   nylons, 41
commercial enterprises, 8, 22. See also Cheticamp                other fabrics, 20–21, 42
        mats; Garrett, John E.; Grenfell mats                    recycled clothing, 4, 24, 36
Cooperative Artisanale, 17                                       silk stockings, 12, 41
   varieties of, 20–21                             Kent, William Winthrop, 2
   wool cloth, 4–5, 35–39, 65, 69                  Kopp, Joel and Katie, 2
   wool content, testing for, 36
   yarn, 14, 22–23, 40                             Laine, Betty, 41
Family Farm, The, 39                               Lapp Dogs, 12
finishing. See binding and finishing               Leave or Stay, vii
Fish Story, A, 77                                  Lefort-Hansford, Elizabeth, 17
Fishwife & Son, 1                                  Life by Land and by Sea, A, 78
Fitzpatrick, Emma, 4, 5                            Luther, Jesse, 11
Floating Roses, 81
Floating the House, 63                             MacDonald, Linda, 15–16
floral rugs, 5, 45–47                              MacDonald, Sylvia, 9, 19
Foggy Day in Branch, 55                            MacLeod, Peggy, 22
frames, 33                                         Make Me a Channel of Your Peace, ix
   attaching backing, 33                           materials. See fabrics
   floor model frame, 34                           mistakes made by beginners, 27
   hoops, 25, 33                                   Mollusks, 48
   simplicity of, 24                               Moshimer, Joan, 19
Frost, Edward Sands, 5                             Mowat, Grace Helen, 22
                                                   Mr. Bernie, 71
Garrett, John E., 6, 13–16
geometric rugs, 22, 23, 41, 44                     National Exhibition Centre, outreach program, 21–22
Grenfell Historical Society, 13                    New Brunswick, designs of, 20–22
Grenfell mats                                      Newfoundland and Labrador, designs of, 10
   designs, 12–13                                  Newfoundland and Labrador Rug Hooking Guild, 10
   features of, 12–13                              Newfoundland Caribou, 11
   quality standards, 13                           Norman, Doris, 20
Grenfell, Sir Wilfred, 4, 12                       Nova Scotia, designs of, 13
guilds. See specific guilds
                                                   Oak Leaves and Animals, 49
Hansford, Kenneth, 17                              Oulette, Lucien, 5
Hayes, Alice Ganney, 82
Heritage Rug Hooking Guild, 20                     patterns
historical re-creation, of Abigail Smith rug, 21      abstract, 47–48
hit and miss, 5, 44                                   animals, 49–50
Hogan, Shirley, 22                                    borders, 53–54
hooked rugs                                           florals, 45–47
    caring for, 42–43                                 geometric, 10, 44
    cleaning, 7                                       historical re-creation, 21
    heritage registry, 11                             hit and miss, 10, 44
    repairing, 43                                     pictorials, 51
    storing, 43                                       portrait rugs, 17–18
hooking position/posture, 26–27                       templates, 74
Hooking Rugs: New Materials, New Techniques, 41    patterns, designing
hooking technique. See also instructions              balance, 79
    height of loops, 27                               colour planning, 44, 47, 58–64
hooks, 24                                             creating, 70–72
    antique, 29–30, 30                                drawing with charred wood, 24
    Bluenose hook, 14                                 elements of, 62–64, 76–81
    types of, 31                                      perspective, 80
                                                      plagiarism, 80
Inch Mat, 23                                          point of interest, 78–79
instructions                                          progression of, 5
   general information, 24–27                         self-expression, 74–75, 79
   step-by-step, 27–29                             patterns, stamped, 5–6
                                                      creativity, impact on, 6
Perry and Grantham patterns, 6
pictorial rugs, 51
portrait rugs, 17–18
primitive hooking, 60, 69
Prince Edward Island, designs of, 22–23
Prince of Wales, 18
proddy mats, 3
projects
   Old Fashioned Roses, 82–83
   template project, 84

recycling, 4, 24, 36
Riz Roses, 9
rug hooking
   development and regional variations, 3–4
   historical examples, lack of, 6–7
   necessity of, 4
   New Brunswick traditions, 20–22
   Newfoundland traditions, 10
   origins, 2–3
   Prince Edward Island traditions, 22–23
   reemergence, 9
   simplicity of, 26
   tradition of, 85
Rug Hooking Guild of Nova Scotia, 9, 18
   teachers' branch, 19–20

schools. See workshops and schools
Scrolls, 71
Seven Sisters, The, 52
shirred rugs, 3
Smith, Abigail, 21–22
Smith, Madge, 22
Some of Us Still Do Things the Simple Way, 57
stamped patterns, 5–6
Sugaring Off, 15

tambour embroidery, 3
Terre Neuve, 37
texture, 59
   use of tweeds and plaids, 68–69
The Hooked Rug, 2
The Platentia West Mat Makers, 10
There is a Place that Waits for Me, 61
Three Saltboxes, 25

Village, 51

Wells and Richardson patterns, 6
Willow and Garden, 56
Willow Behind the Saltboxes, 29
Withrow, Edna, 9, 18–19, 20
workshops and schools, 9, 19

yarn sewn rugs, 3

								
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