Mary Grant

Mary Grant is a Certified Rug Hooking Instructor with the Rug Hooking Guild of Nova Scotia.  She began rug hooking in 2002 and is currently the President of the Rug Hooking Guild of Nova Scotia (RHGNS ) .She also has a Master's Degree in Industrial and Vocational Education focusing on teaching skills to adults (UofA - Edmonton).  She is a member of the Heritage Rug Hooking Guild of New Brunswick - Fredericton (HRHG) , the Rug Hooking Guild of Nova Scotia (RHGNS), the Association of Traditional Hooking Artists (ATHA), the Rug Hooking Guild of Newfoundland and Labrador(RHGNL), and the Fibre Artists' Network (FAN).  Mary enjoys fine shading and hooking with narrow cuts, although she is comfortable with shading in larger cuts as well.  Her subjects tend to be fruits and flowers  She often hooks her own designs.    Mary loves to be creative in dyeing swatches, dip dyes, spots and abrashed backgrounds in order to highlight her own hooking.  She dyes or overdyes both recycled and new wool flannel and yarn. She enjoys whipping rugs to give them a precise and coordinated finish.  She has also done minor repairs in rugs, matching missing materials closely to the original.

She has instructed anything from 6 to 21 hour courses in Beginning Rug Hooking, Colour Planning and Dyeing Techniques, Waldoboro Style Hooking, Fine Shading, Stain Glass Ornaments and Proddy Flower Broaches.  In addition to classes in her own home, she has taught for the HRHG and the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design Extension Services  and at the RHGNL School. She has also led workshops for the Teachers Branch of the RHGNS.  She has had articles published in the Loop (RHGNS) and the HRHG Newsletter.