Rug to be donated to Fleming Saturday

May 3, 2017 6:04 pm

This Saturday, the town of Fleming will receive a special donation.

Jan Hague, a traditional rug hooking fibre artist, will donate a hooked rug depicting the Fleming Lake of the Woods elevator. Hague will be in Fleming on Saturday during a book and bake sale being held at the Fleming Community Hall, where she will donate her rug to the community.

The rug will be framed and hung in the Fleming Community Hall.

Hague has been hooking rugs since 1996 and belongs to a group called the Heritage Rug Hookers of Saskatoon. In 2010 the group decided to create a number of hooked rugs depicting grain elevators.

Forty pieces were created, with artists from across Canada contributing. The collection of rugs began touring in galleries in Saskatchewan in 2010, and continued to tour in galleries in Manitoba, Alberta and B.C.

Hague contacted the town of Fleming about creating a rug depicting the Fleming Lake of the Woods elevator and her rug was included as part of the tour.

At the end of the tour Hague decided to donate that rug to Fleming.

The book and bake sale runs 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday at the Fleming Community Hall with a soup and sandwich from 11 am to 1 pm. Proceeds from the sale will go towards a new furnace at St. Mark’s Church.

Hague will present her rug at 1 pm on Saturday.