Molly Made Fibre Art Studio is located at 20 Crawley’s Cove Road in Woody Point.
About the Studio: Molly Made Fibre Art Studio was created in 2006 when Molly decided to turn her passion into a business and converted her garage into a studio. They cut the building in half and added a 12-foot addition in the centre. The rug hooking kits grew in popularity, and Molly needed more production space. In 2013 she added another addition and next year the once little garage is expanding again. Underneath the studio is Molly’s husband’s woodworking shop where he makes thousands of wooden frames and rug hooks for the kits. The studio also hosts work from other artists and proudly supports graduates from the Anna Templeton Centre. Molly is happy to do demonstrations for anyone who comes into the studio and will gladly answer questions on any of her techniques. She offers workshops throughout the summer and also teaches at the Rug Hooking Guild of Newfoundland and Labrador’s annual rug camp. The studio is open from 9am-6pm from May-October. The rest of the year the studio is turned into a production line for creating the rug hooking kits. If Molly is not at a show, she will be in the studio working and would be happy to welcome guests.
About the Artist: Molly White began knitting at the age 4 and has been creating something ever since. Molly was born and raised in Gros Morne, and although she did move away, she has been back for 25 years and is here to stay. In 2000 Molly started rug hooking after taking a class with Joan Foster at the Rug Hooking Guild of Newfoundland. Rug hooking quickly grew into her passion and her business. Molly and her husband make rug hooking kits that they sell all over North America. Molly’s husband makes the wooden frames and hooks that go in every kit they sell. The art of rug hooking has been a tradition in Newfoundland since the first settlers arrived. Molly feels it’s vital to preserve and teach the traditions of handmade crafts, as they tell the story of Newfoundland’s tenacious past.
How does Gros Morne inspire your creativity? Just getting up in the morning and looking at the beautiful scenery around wherever you look. Depending on how the sun is shining on things you get inspiration from the prettiest little flowers coming up through the ground, to the big mountains in the area, to the different colours in the sky, it’s very inspiring. Walking in the park is gorgeous, being on the water, everything here is inspiring.
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