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Artist in Residence at Fredericton Region Museum

Posted by grantma@mcmaster.ca on August 26, 2014 at 10:35 AM

It's been a busy summer and I have been very fortunate to have been selected for 2 Artist in Residence programs.  I spent a week at the casements, sharing the space with Melissa LeBlanc an accomplished clay scuptor.  The past 2 weeks and this week I am at the Fredericton Region Museum.  I even have a floor frame set up with a hit and miss pattern for people to try.  I've been working on a large Waldoboro style mat as well.  This style of hooking is very much related to the war of 1812, so it fits right in with one of the displays at the Museum.  I'm there today and then Thursday August 27th right through till Monday, Sept 1st.  Most days I'm there between 1 and 5 pm.  Please come for a visit to the Museum, located at Officers Square, Fredericton, NB.  There are a variety of exhibits and it is well worth the very reasonable admission fee.

One of the greatest thrills for me this summer, given that I love hooking in 3 cut, is using my Grandmother's hook with the wide cut on the hit and miss rug.  The hook was made from a nail and piece of wood by my Grandfather.  Just the smooth, satiny feel in my hand brings me closer to my family.  :)

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