Spruce Top Rug Hooking Studio
Located in a lovely house, this business makes you feel like you are being welcomed into artisan Carol Ann Harvey-Clark's personal home. As you enter through the kitchen, you will often find Carol Ann dying wool, burlap or other fabrics in the sink. Her specially designed hand cranked tool, which easily resembles a pasta maker, shreds wool into the strips used for rug hooking.
The other two rooms on the main floor are gallery rooms for rugs where visitors are invited to handle the mats, put them on the floor, and even stand on them with bare feet to see if one is the right one to take home. There is also a large room filled with rug hooking kits, hand-dyed wool, patterns, and every tool you could ever need for rug hooking. Most of the designing and all of the dyeing is done in-house.
Demonstrations of the fine art of rug hooking are available at any time. Classes in every aspect of rug hooking are taught here and Spruce Top accepts special orders, both for product patterns and dyeing.
255 Main St, Mahone Bay, NS B0J 2E0
902-624-9312 or toll free at 1-888-784-4665