An Ambitious Community Project

Surf Club & Rughooking?  

  An update from Bermagui on the south coast of New South Wales

The Bermagui & District U3A Rughooking Group meets every Friday afternoon to work on an ambitiouBermagui_panel_3s community project.

The twelve women involved are hooking seven large wall panels (1m wide x 1.4m high) to hang in the local Surf Club to beautify it and to absorb sound.

The design is based on a panorama of the area drawn by artist Rona Walker and then transferred to the hessian panels.

The rug hookers have added personal touches such as birds, surfers, vehicles and even a hot-air balloon!


The project was conceived by Dawn Hollins, who organises the group, and instructed by Lin Potter, the only experienced rug hooker when the group formed almost two years ago.

Work on the panels began early in 2015 and several have already been completed.


(The retreating figure gives an indication of the size of these panels)



Editors Note:   Miriam Miller and her group in Milton continue to be interested and supportive, and recently visited the Bermagui Surf Club to see the progress.  I am told the group is well advanced with this project and expect to have the panels up on the wall by the end of the year.


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