As Kira Mead is in the throes of finalizing the video “Global Rug Hub” to be presented at the virtual Global Hook-in on 13th August 2019 (USA EST) the team has been introduced to yet another talented textile artist who uses traditional rug hooking techniques in her textile works.
In the spirit of networking textile artists from around the Globe we’d like to take this opportunity to introduce you to Rug Hooking Artist, Nadine Flagel, a self-taught textile artist from Vancouver, BC. Nadine will be at an international artist residency at Kingsbrae Garden, St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada in August 2019.
Her mission is making art out of “making do.” Trained as a literary academic, Nadine focuses on the repurposing of both texts and textiles. Both rely on cutting up existing text(ile)s on aesthetic and sensual appeal, on thrift, and on putting old things into new combinations, thereby intensifying and multiplying meanings.
Nadine creates public and private commissions, writes articles on craft, teaches rug hooking at Maiwa School of Textiles, and has received grants to make art with youth. She is a member of CARFAC, and BC’s Craft Council. She lives and works on unceded land of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, and Musqueam peoples.
Please visit Nadine at Kingsbrae! If New Brunswick is not a possible destination for you – you can see more of Nadine’s work on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/pretextstudio/?hl=en