Spruce Top Rug Hooking Studio in Mahone Bay is an économusée, a 'living museum' and retail outlet where we can discover the history of a craft or trade and meet the artisans. Not only a close friend to Spruce Top founder and owner Carol, but also a close friend of the studio. Nan can often be found there practicing her craft or help others perfect their own.
The main shop is home to a riot of colours - hand-dyed wool, swatches, yarns, samples, bolts of fabric - plus patterns destined to be loving transformed.
From left, photos show a bountiful bouquet of flowers - at a distance and oh-so-close!
From left, details of the Spruce Top's selection of hand-dyed wools and a wonderful sunflower.
Upstairs is home to a number of displays. From left: Alternative - not all mats get their start the same way; the process - from gathering clothes to turn into strips to hooking a beautiful rug with floral theme; and finally, this hanging banner encourages visitors to "Please handle the rugs!" The Spruce Top Rug Hooking Studio is in Mahone Bay where it is open six days a week. (Please note, the Spruce Top website is not by LuckyDuck web design.)
Jodie Turner & Allan Malinen
Rose Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada, B0J 2X0
phone 902-766-4548, or visit us on facebook today!