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Gary’s Christmas

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ACORN 2018 Conference

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Island Matters takes rug hooking across the Island

This year will see a major undertaking across PEI by the Island Matters Rug Hooking Group. With funding from the federal New Horizons for Seniors program, volunteers from Island Matters and other rug hooking groups will travel across PEI to offer instructions in the traditional craft of rug hooking and give workshops in the care of hooked mats. The group also will send out teams of volunteers to work on the PEI Rug Registry.

From April to June and from September to November volunteer rug hookers will set-up for a day in different communities to bring their expertise to the public. Interest in rug hooking is still high in our province and these enthusiastic volunteers are keen to share their passion for the craft.

This project can target Islanders who are 50 years of age and older, although any adult is welcome to take part. The project funding also covers the expense of materials for seniors so there is no cost to participants for these learning sessions. The rug hooking classes and/or care of hooked mat workshops will take place on 16 different days in 16 different locations. If your senior citizens group would like to have this programming offered in your community, inquiries may be made to the volunteer project co-ordinator, Paula Kenny, at 629-0340 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . An easily accessible public space (one large room or two smaller rooms) is all that is required.

While project volunteers are providing instruction, other volunteers will be expanding the PEI Rug Registry. Any members of the public who own hooked mats that are at least 25 years old are invited to bring their mats to the most convenient community location to have the mats photographed and any details about the mat recorded. The information will be preserved for future generations both digitally and in albums being held by the Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation. Those who own such vintage mats realize that they become very fragile with age and the rough use on floors causes extensive damage. Recording the information for the PEI Rug Registry preserves the patterns and other cultural information before it is lost forever. If you own a vintage hooked mat, no matter how little information you know about its maker, etc., check Facebook or for the location of the registry event near you. This listing will be updated as venues are confirmed.

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