COVE in Nova Scotia HOOKED MAT


MAUD LEWIS- a painting of SANDY COVE ,

pattern to hook available at Highland Heart Hookery . . .

This is the view out the cove from church on Sundays.I have added the CAmp ARCADIE on th top right as thats where I went to camp with my cousins in summer for a week to ride horses . . .and friends live there now in what was the cabins for campers . . .There is still the MAIN  huge lodge and some summers I give rug hooking workshops there . . .
I hooked this scene from a painting of Maud Lewis that had OXEN in it (yes I bought the pattern)I remember  as a child .  .every team of oxen in the cove were called ''STAR'' and the other one ''BRIGHT'' . . with a slight variation on these names roaming around the whole of Nova Scotia . . .
All the houses here pictured are homes to RUG HOOKERS now!My little mat is hooked more in a painterly way then MAuds simple painting . . .but I had spotted wool and many colours to use . . . .MAud used plain old house paint . . .right out of the cans . .. no mixing of colour at all . .. I usually design my own rugs but I must say that I learnt a great deal regarding colour by doing one of her paintings as a rug . .. it was great fun  . . . .this little mat is living in London, England at the moment . . . ..