A Creative Partnership Part 1: Tony Latham

Reader's Gallery: Tony Latham and Jocelyn Guindon, balancing life and the pursuit of rug hooking

By: Anne-Marie Littenberg

Sunshine Makes Me Happy, 22" x 29", #8-cut hand-dyed wool on linen. Designed by House of Price and hooked by Tony Latham, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 2009.

Spend any time with Tony Latham and Jocelyn Guindon, and you quickly realize how strongly enmeshed they are in their pursuit of rug hooking, yet this couple still maintain individual, unique qualities in their work.

While growing up in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Tony tried his hand at many forms of creative expression, from etching on aluminum to crocheting and tole painting. He even taught himself how to knit. During the summer of 1997, his aunt, Diane Harris, showed him her Puritan frame and some of her rug hooking. According to Tony, "I pulled three loops and I just knew, instantly, that this is what I had to do."

This article is from the September/October 2011 issue. For more information on our issues, check out our issues page.


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