Workshop Schedules

Rug Hooking Experience at Fort Point

Traditional Rug Hooking is both a craft and an art! Come Learn with Us!

Duration: 3 hours
Wednesdays 9:00 - 12:00 & 1:00 - 4:00
Saturdays 9:00 - 12:00 & 1:00 - 4:00

Fee: $95.00

Visit us at scenic Fort Point, also known as Admiral's Point to learn the Art of Rug Hooking. Established in 1748 by the British in order to protect the mercantile assets that had been established in nearby Trinity, this historic site has stood the test of time and so have our rug hooking traditions.

Rug hooking is a traditional textile craft practice in Newfoundland, primarily practiced by women. Hooked rugs or mats are made by using a hook to pull loops of fabric through a burlap base, held tightly in a frame. The patterns are created by drawing or tracing an image onto the burlap with pencil, and then filling it in with loops of color. The designs may have differed depending on which region of the province the mat was made in and early mats were made from retired clothing as essential coverings for the floor. The designs once used by rug hookers ranged from simple geometric patterns to more ornate works that would only be displayed in the home's parlour, or brought out from storage when important guests arrived.

Like many other textile traditions in Newfoundland, today's mat-makers tend to blend tradition with their own innovation. Come explore your creativity with us!

In this picturesque setting surrounded by the sea, join our certified instructor Winnie Glavine, and listen to her as she reminisces about growing up in Newfoundland. Winnie is delighted to share with you the rug hooking skills she employs in her practice and you will leave well informed about this long standing Newfoundland tradition. We invite you to join us and be inspired!


Minimum class size: 4 participants - Maximum class size: 8 participants
* Picnic lunch at our scenic site can be arranged for additional charge
** Not available on Wednesday August 16th or Saturday, August 19th, 2017
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Botanical Forage By The Sea

July 7th, 8th & 9th, 2017

10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Joe's Bar

Fee: $70.00

Newfoundland and Labrador has an abundance of resources from which quality, therapeutic ingredients can be crafted into organic beauty products. Enjoy a botanical hike while foraging with Indigena Skincare's creator, Lisa Walsh. This 2-3 hour journey, will allow you to forage the beaches and the woods for boreal ingredients, while learning how our ancestor's used indigenous ingredients in their skin care products. Create your own beauty product and discover tips on mixing natural ingredients into your skincare regimen. The experience starts and ends at Joe's Bar, in scenic New Bonaventure, near Historic Trinity. Built specifically for the film "The Grand Seduction", Joe's Bar is located right on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, providing the perfect backdrop of natural wonder to relax and rejuvenate your body, mind and soul.

Minimum: 6 participants - Maximum: 12 participants Package Includes:

*Botanical Hike with artisan skincare formulator
* Forage for natural beauty ingredients
* Nutrition break with special juice blends for improved health and well-being
* Creation of skincare product using ingredients collected
* Demonstration and learning for self massage
* Boreal Skincare Guide and skincare samples included Value $30
**Optional Lunch & Guided Tour at the nearby Random Passage Site can be arranged.

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How to Price, Package, Display
and Sell Your Work

April 26th, 2017

10:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m.
Clarenville Inn

Fee: $20.00 - Lunch Included

This Merchandising & Retailing Workshop is facilitated by Shannon Reid of the Craft Council of Newfoundland & Labrador, and Cyndy Stead of the Cultural Craft Partnership Group.

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Woodworking at the Cooperage

A Children's Craft Experience

Every Thursday in July & August

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Fee: $40.00 - Includes Craft

Set in the heart of historic Trinity, learn the art of creating from wood! Working with our skilled and knowledgeable Cooper, this workshop offers children (ages 7+) an opportunity to learn how to use traditional hand tools to build a craft of choice (car, truck or whale). Practice hands-on skills while learning about the local heritage of carpentry trades applied in Newfoundland. This 2-hour workshop will also include a small talk regarding safety and the importance of being careful when working with tools. Children are provided with safety goggles for the workshop and will take home their own craft creation

Maximum: 4 participants

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