Rug hooking craft to be demonstrated as domestic art at Harris-Cameron Mansion on August 14
250th Anniversary of the John Harris-Simon Cameron Mansion
"Loose Noodles," a local rug hooking group of more than 25 women, will present "Hooked on Rugs," an exhibit of their own works in styles from primitive to fine cut, and a demonstration of the techniques used to create this craft art. The demonstrations begin at 2:30 p.m. in the Victorian parlor of the historic John Harris-Simon Cameron Mansion on Sunday, August 14.
In addition to exhibiting their creations and demonstrating techniques, members will provide a glossary of terms, rug hooking resources, and examples of books and magazines on the craft.
Rug hooking is both an art and a craft where rugs are made by pulling loops of wool fabric through a stiff woven base such as linen or monks cloth. It may have started in 19th-century England and became popular in the northeastern part of the United States around 1830. By the beginning of the 20th century, the art of rug hooking was standardized and formalized and flourishes today in countries around the world.
There is no charge to see the exhibit and demonstration. Guided tours of the mansion will be available at 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 p.m. for the regular admission price of $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, and $6 for ages 6 to 12. Children under six are admitted without charge. Free parking is available in lots behind the mansion.
"Hooked on Rugs" is one of many programs and activities planned this year by the Historical Society in celebration of the 250th Anniversary of the John Harris-Simon Cameron Mansion. For a complete calendar of events, visit www.dauphincountyhistory.org, www.hsdchappenings.blogspot.com or phone (717) 233-3462.Visit Event Website for More Info