Noëlla Lévesque DeBlois
Mrs. Lévesque is an internationally acclaimed artist who has created various woven items for many years. She has recently begun combining traditional techniques with computer technologies. She is also in charge of the Économusée du tapis à la manière de l'Île d'Orléans, in Saint-Pierre-d'Orléans.
Mrs. Edell is an accomplished artist in Nova Scotia where she has lived for almost twenty years. Her interest in rug hooking has been inspired by her contact with local artists. Mrs. Edell teaches drawing and printmaking at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, in Halifax. She has also exhibited her works in many countries around the world.
Despite the fact that she learned very early in her life to hook rugs, Mrs. Wetter developed her ability after she retired. Since then, she has created wonderful rugs recycled out of old pieces of fabric. Mrs. Wetter is a member of the Alberta Craft Guild and confesses that she really has found her vocation through the practice of this art.
By creating hooked rugs from recycled materials, Ann Hallett perpetuates a family tradition that has been passed from mother to daughter. Working with various media, Mrs. Hallett is a recent graduate of Georgian College School of Design and Visual Arts in Barrie, Ontario. Her patterns are inspired by human relations, traditional farm life and local myths.
Joan Foster learned to hook from her mother at a young age. She quickly became involved in the preservation of the traditional techniques, particularly rug hooking. Founding member of the local guild, Mrs. Foster creates her rugs from her own patterns, but also reproduces old pieces found in Newfoundland and Labrador museum collections.