One Day Hook-In
Maine Fiberarts hosts a "Hook-In" in conjunction with the hooked rug exhibit by Anne Cox. One day only, Friday, April 12, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. members of the Midcoast Rug Hookers, members of Maine Fiberarts, and others will be on hand demonstrating this traditional handcraft, and members of the public are invited to see this display. The Hook-In continues a tradition started last year where the nonprofit's members and friends are encouraged to create programming around a theme. Last Spring, seven weavers came together to demonstrate different aspects of hand weaving and to share techniques and ideas.
Last October, a Sew-In took place where artists used sewing machines and hand stitching to create quilts, narrative embroidery, patchwork pillows and garments. At this year's Hook-In—for one day only—rug hookers will bring works in progress, completed samples, wool and yarn scraps, tools, hooking stands, and baskets of show-and-tell. Members of the public are invited to join in and spend the day hooking or simply watch and learn more about this historic craft. In the image display below, you can see the full sized image if you click on it in the slideshow. You can then continue to view them manually by clicking on the arrows at the bottom.