Moved by the Spirit

Christmas Triplet: The Manger, The Shepherds, The Wisemen

Event: The Birth of Jesus

Artist: Doris Fulmore, Regina, Saskatchewan

Set of three original design continous loop rug hookings created with hand-dyed new and recycled wool fabric
  Artist Biography

Doris Fulmore was born and raised in Nova Scotia and was greatly influenced by the many and varied artists, artisans and crafters of the region. From an early age, she loved to draw, sketch, and "color" with crayons, paints, and pastels. Equally, she loved the needle and thread. For many years, sewing and embroidery were her leisure time fillers.

Doris attended Nova Scotia's Teacher's College and taught in Halifax before relocating to Regina. She earned a Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of Regina and continued to teach elementary school until her retirement.

In retirement, Doris rediscovered the exciting and challenging fibre art of traditional rug hooking that had originally been introduced to her by the Acadian fibre artist, Elizabeth Laforte, late of Chetticamp, N.S. However, it was not in Nova Scotia, but in Regina where Doris learned the basic techniques of continuous-loop rug hooking. To broaden her knowledge and understanding and to hone her skills, Doris attended rug hooking schools in Banff, Alberta, Truro, Nova Scotia, Trent University in Ontario, and the Prairie Rug Hooking School in Saskatchewan. In 1999, she received her Rug Hooking Teacher's Certificate from the Rug Hooking Guild of Nova Scotia, Teacher's Branch and in 2003, she received her Teacher's Certificate from the Ontario Rug Hooking Craft Guild, Teacher's Branch.

If asked, Doris will tell you that she thoroughly enjoys every aspect in the process of producing a work. Designing a work challenges her to get an inspiration out of her head and into a balanced, workable pattern. The exciting adventures of color planning and hand-dyeing fabrics present a myriad of challenges, but there is great satisfaction when it all comes together. Doris enjoys pulling up loops and watching her inspiration come to life.

Doris continues to teach in her home and at the annual Saskatchewan Stitches Conference held at St. Peter's Abbey, Muenster, Saskatchewan, which is sponsored by Haus of Stitches in Humboldt.


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