Part of "Mount Desert Island Map,” hooked rug by Judith Burger-Gossart of Salisbury Cove. PHOTO COURTESY OF SWH LIBRARY

Rug hookers share impressions of Acadia

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — An exhibit of hooked rugs by Acadia Centennial partner the Hancock County Hookers will be on display at the Southwest Harbor Public Library during the month of May.

Rug hooking has long been a traditional craft Down East. Years ago, many local women hooked rugs for their own homes. They could also make a little extra money by selling their rugs. Many of these rugs were not only functional, but were works of art in themselves.

Today, there are many rug hookers in Hancock County carrying on this traditional craft, designing and hooking beautiful rugs. In honor of the park’s 100th anniversary, rug hookers from across our county have joined together to create work based on the theme “Impressions of Acadia.”

Call the library at 244-7065.

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