Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Waste Not - Rugs, Rags, Ropes, and Recycling!

Waste Not - Rugs, Rags, Ropes, and Recycling!
Coffee and Culture at The Rooms
2:30pm, Thursday Oct 26th
(event free with admission to The Rooms)

In the past, the Newfoundland and Labrador household also had to be versatile in order to survive. People made do with what they had and turned old objects into new items. Clothes were cut down to fit someone else, apple barrels became rocking chairs, and so on. It’s a centuries-old tradition of adaptive reuse and creativity that continues today.

Join folklorist Dale Jarvis of the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador as he interviews two of these crafty recyclers: Trent Hardy, mat maker and owner of Waste Knot Want Knot; and Ruth Noseworthy Green, artist and rug hooker. Trent Hardy founded his braided mat-making company on the principle that we should not be simply throwing away materials that can still be used, turning old fishing rope into modern floor mats. Ruth Noseworthy Green’s hooked mats have been exhibited in the Arts and Letters Competition, The Bonavista North Museum Gallery, the Kildevil Far, and hang in private collections across Canada. Together, they’ll talk about the tradition of reuse, reinvention, ropes, rags, and rugs!

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