The Gallery Shop is a bright, vibrant space that proudly represents local and regional creative talent. As a destination for those seeking high quality, contemporary craft, our shop has a strong ‘local’ flavour, with the majority of our artists and artisans calling the Lower Mainland their home.
We carry original artwork as well as art cards, ceramics, jewelry, textiles, basketry, glass, wood, bath and body products and a few specialty food items. Our friendly and knowledgeable volunteers are always happy to answer any questions or give suggestions.
Gone Hooking is a traditional rug hooking group based in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, coordinated by founding member Freda Jackson.
What is Traditional Rug Hooking?
Traditional hooking uses a hand hook, similar in shape to a crochet hook, to form a looped pile from fabric strips or yarn on an even-weave base (such as burlap, monks-cloth or linen). This technique dates back to the 19th century in the North American colonies, providing warm floor coverings for the bare floors of pioneer homes.
Early rugs could be created from discarded feed sacks and scraps of fabric from the rag-bag. Today this handwork is revered as folk art.
Milsean confections are high quality, locally made Belgian chocolate treats from Aldergrove.
We have in stock the classic favourite Demerara Butter Crunch, as well as Chocolate Mint Bark, and West Coast Bark; a new variety with blueberries and almonds. Milsean chocolates make a great stocking stuffer, or a treat for yourself!