Rugs on the Rocks is a rug hooking group that meets every Thursday from September to June, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Older Adults Centre in Sudbury, Ontario. Our group is composed of a number of very talented people with a wealth of knowledge, raw beginners, and everything in between. We share information and technique and we learn from each other in a non-judgmental and fun environment.
Rug hooking is not simply about covering floors. Rug hooking is much more than that. Creativity, Individuality, Beauty, Colour, Artistry, Tactile, Stimulation, Recycling, Practicality, and Historical Tradition come together in a hooked rug. Hooked rugs are truly priceless because so much of the lives of their makers go into them. Life is inherent not just in the strips torn from clothing worn by family and friends, but also in the memories these fabrics evoke. We are enthusiastic about our art form because it has unlocked for us a door of expression. Through the generosity of a number of rug hookers, that door to artistic expression has been opened to our group.