The heritage craft of rug hooking is making a comeback as people rediscover this pleasant pastime as a way to create works of art that are both beautiful and functional.
Prize-winning rug hooker Mellicent Hawke and several of her talented friends will present an Introduction To Rug Hooking program at the Essex Library on Wednesday, March 27 at 2 p.m. You’ll learn about the history and techniques of rug hooking, what materials are required, and get a chance to try your hand at it with materials they supply.
The artists will be displaying a selection of their work, too. The program is free and open to all; please call the Essex Library at 860-767-1560 for more information or to register for this program. The Essex Library is at 33 West Avenue.