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Learn about the art of rug hooking at Chapman-Hall House
August 6, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Textile artist Kathie Hills will discuss the art and craft of hooking rugs and their significance to the local area in a presentation at the Chapman-Hall House in Damariscotta on Sunday, August 6, from 12:00 – 4:00 pm. A skilled designer, Mrs. Hills will demonstrate the craft and exhibit pieces she has created.
Mrs. Hills learned the craft from LaVerne Dickson and Margorie Freeman, local women known for their mastery of this functional art form. A member of the Waldoboro Historical Society, Mrs. Hills is well versed in the history of hooked rugs and their significance to Waldoboro.
On permanent display at the Chapman-Hall House are twelve antique hooked rugs, two of which show designs in the early stages of development. Also included in the exhibit is a copy of the 1884 E.S. Frost Rug Patterns catalog. Edward Sands Frost of Biddeford, Maine was famous for selling canvases printed with pattern designs for various size rugs, foot stool covers and even slippers. Only a few pattern illustrations are printed in the catalog, which offers for sale nearly 200 canvases at prices ranging from 15 cents to $1.25.
To celebrate this special event, admission to the historic site is free, but donations are very much appreciated. The Chapman-Hall House is located at 270 Main Street, Damariscotta.
The Chapman-Hall House is one of three historic sites under the care of the Lincoln County Historical Association. The Lincoln County Historical Association is a nonprofit organization that provides stewardship for the 1754 Chapman-Hall House, the 1761 Pownalborough Court House in Dresden, and the 1811 Old Jail and Museum in Wiscasset. For more information about the Lincoln County Historical Association visit www.lincolncountyhistory.org and Facebook at Lincoln County Historical Association Maine.