Using the method for hooking rugs to make contemporary works of art.
In 2013, to help pass the time after life-changing injuries, a friend gifted Carole with a drawing on a piece of burlap and the promise of free rug hooking lessons. Curiosity soon led her to purchasing an abundance of supplies and teaching herself to design and hook rugs. Preferring to use only natural fibres and a contemporary style of rug hooking, Carole creates unique wall art, inspired by nature, landscapes and every day simple beauty. Her work has been displayed in art galleries in Nova Scotia and Ontario, including solo shows in Caledon and Toronto. In June 2014, she received the Award of Excellence for a piece that is now in the permanent collection of the Dufferin County Museum and Archives. One of her rugs also appeared in the June/July/August 2014 edition of the American Rug Hooking Magazine. Carole lives in Simcoe and has participated in the Norfolk County Studio Tour since 2017
I create hand woven and knitted clothing items and home decor (e.g. wraps, scarves, ponchos, table runners, towels). I am inspired by the beauty of natural fibres and enjoy creating with some that I have spun myself. While I look to our woods for natural colour combinations, I also like working with vibrant colours for the adventurous.
I have been knitting since I was seven years old and started spinning and weaving in the last six years. While I am mostly self-taught, I have taken workshops and courses at the Haliburton School of Art to fine tune my knowledge and skill.