Rug hooking art exhibit at Watermark (photo: submitted)

Rug hooking art at Watermark

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For the 2019 season, the Watermark Gallery installation is a celebration of traditional rug hooking with a creative nod to the lobster fishing history of North Rustico. The bows, gates and other pieces from old lobster traps have been used to showcase the hooked pieces. Some of the art pieces tell a story and others are PEI and seaside memories.

Rug hooking art exhibit at Watermark (photo: submitted)

Today rug hooking or mat making as it is sometimes referred to has been labeled in Canada as a fine art, “we call it painting with wool” says rug-hooking instructor Linda Marchbank of Travellers Rest, who has been immersed in this art for the past decade.

Rug hooking art exhibit at Watermark (photo: submitted)

Visitors can enjoy the creative work of the Island Matters Rug Hooking Group and Friends, curated by Shelagh Lindley of The Plum Tree Studio, at the Watermark lobby until August 31. The Gallery is open Monday to Saturday from 2–7 pm. Closed on Sundays.

Rug hooking artists in action. (photo: submitted)

For more information please contact Andrea Surich at 902-963-3963 or