Digital Archives Initiative
ICH - Knowledge and Skills to Produce Traditional Crafts
add to favorites : reference url back to results : previous : next
 
White, Betty. Betty White discusses rug hooking.
Descriptive TitleWhite, Betty. Betty White discusses rug hooking.
CategoryObjects
TopicFolk art
Handmade objects
Hooked rugs
Rugs
Person as TopicWhite, Betty
DescriptionBetty White discusses the tradition of rug hooking, and methods and materials used in rug hooking.
Date2011-06-10
CollectorSquarey, Mel
InformantWhite, Betty
Recording LocationCanada-Newfoundland and Labrador-Heart's Content
FormatAudio/mp3
Extent27:43 minutes; 50.7 MB
TypeSound
Resource TypeAudio
LanguageEng
CollectionIntangible Cultural Heritage Inventory - Knowledge and Skills to Produce Traditional Crafts
LogBetty White describes what rug hooking is and why it's an important tradition; she talks about her first memories with rug hooking; the need to put something into the design of the rug that is a recollection of the past; the story of Betty's Water Fetching from her family's well as a child; Gene Boland's idea about starting a New Horizons Seniors program to show people how to hook a rug; Betty's first experiences with hooking her rug; the design and colour process of rug making; what it feels like when you are hooking; what's involved in beginning a rug; the tools involved in hooking; the recycled materials used in rug hooking; how to construct a mat frame; what hooks are made of; what red dot is and how to use it; first time experiences with an old tradition; the stories and history behind hooked rugs; the changes in rug hooking function; the seniors program; the description of Betty's Mat and Jack Cumby's Hill; the place of rugs in the modern home, museums, and exhibitions.
CONTENTdm file name495.mp3
add to favorites : reference url back to results : previous : next