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Doorways of Yarmouth

Canadian Connection

By: Shirley Bradshaw

Doorways of Yarmouth, 48" x 73", #3-and 4-cut wool on linen. Designed and hooked by the Carpetbaggers and Rugg Bees rug hooking groups, Yarmouth, Nova Soctia, Canada, 2010.

It was December 3, 2009, when the Yarmouth Carpetbaggers discussed the idea of hooking a mat to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the county of Yarmouth, located in the province of Nova Scotia.

We considered historical motifs and asked Barb Jess, who had designed a previous rug, if she would be our layout artist. Barb suggested hooking the doors of historical public buildings, businesses, and private dwellings. Our group liked this idea, and we invited the Rugg Bees, also of Yarmouth, to join us. We chose 24 doors for the project.

The semicircle over the panels was planned with the historical significance in mind. It notes the 250th anniversary of Yarmouth. The background colour represents the sea surrounding much of our town and county. The yellow represents royalty, the star on the Acadian Flag, and the freedom we all enjoy.

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


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