Rug-hooking, healing at WAWA

Jun 25, 2012
Award-winning artist Bill Davis has made a series of signs for Belfast's new art market, which is managed by his wife, Kelly Kelsey-Davis.

Belfast — The Waldo Art Ware Alliance art market is expanding to take place every summer Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. On Friday, June 29, Marion Brown will offer a rug-hooking demonstration.

Many people confuse rug hooking with latch hook rug making, said Brown, but rug hooking is a craft where a rug is made by pulling loops of yarn or woolen fabric through a foundation of linen, cotton warp cloth or burlap. Often used woolen clothing is recycled to be used in the rug either as is or dyed with acid fast fabric dye or natural dyes.

The Friday art market also is expanding its inclusion of the healing arts. Along with Amy Robbins-Wilson’s healing music, Alexandra Chaplin, a licensed massage therapist for nine years and an occupational therapist for almost 20, will offer chair massage at the market.

Featured in this week’s art market will be Robbins-Wilson with storytelling, CDs and felted work; Brown, hand-dyed wool, rug hooking and demonstration; Chapin, chair massage; Jean Fink, fabric arts and spinning during storytelling; Shelagh Delphyne, photography; Jeannette Micoleau, pottery; Sue Reed, jewelry and paintings; Sue Cobb, semi-precious pendants; Sarah Gorden, sculpted wire jewelry; Bill Davis, pottery; and Kelly Kelsey-Davis, jewelry.

For more information, visit WaldoArtWareAlliance.org.

Courier Publications' A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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