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2018 Craft LAIR Resident: Meryl Cook

November 9, 2018 - December 21, 2018

- Free

Meryl Cook is a writer, fibre artist, and former homeopath in Dartmouth. Her mediums are rug hooking, spinning and journaling. The main themes of Meryl Cook’s work are self-kindness, moving forward one loop at a time and fibre art as healing. She is the author of two books, One Loop at a Time, a story of rug hooking, healing and creativity, (December 2016) and One Loop at a Time, The Creativity Workbook (November 2017). Since 2016, Meryl has been teaching Hook a Healing Mat and Healing Image Design workshops across Canada, in the U.S. and at the Centre for Craft. 21 of Meryl’s healing mats were a special One Loop at a Time exhibit at Sauder Village Rug Hooking Week in Ohio in 2018.

Meryl will be sharing her introspective process of creativity as a vehicle for self care. She will be working on a number of new projects including a new healing mat called Layers of Love. It is a large Chakra piece about the cord of love that connects us to our children. As a new spinner, Meryl will be working on her goal of creating art yarns to include in this rug hooking project. Other new work includes continuing with her Wild Woman series (think Wild Woman in Willow Tree Pose, Wild Woman Dancing, Wild Woman Sisterhood.


Open Studio: Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays 11am -3pm (and by appointment)

Wild Woman Circle on Sunday November 25 from 1 – 3 pm

Join Meryl for an afternoon of all things fibre and becoming a wild woman. Meryl’s Wild Woman mats will be on display and she has a few surprises planned. Feel free to bring a project or a piece of writing you are working on. Writers, fibre artists and all welcome.

Public Artist Talk Sunday December 9 at 2 pm

The theme of the event will be self-kindness and moving forward one loop at a time. Participants will have an opportunity to journal responses (using writing and/or sketching) to one or two of Meryl’s healing mats.


November 9, 2018
December 21, 2018


Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design’s Mary E. Black Gallery
Suite 140, 1061 Marginal Road
Halifax, NS B3H 4P7 Canada
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(902) 492-2522