SNUG AS A BUG IN A RUG

 

Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison
Snug as a bug in a rug
2011
Artists' book, single color offset print hand colored with watercolor, pencil and pastel on Magnani cotton alpha 300gsm paper with drafting trace and i-zone photographs
16cm X 12.5cm, bound in denim by Peter Stewart-Warmington
Printed by Hart Printing
Edition of 10
Housed in knitted and crocheted woollen pouches by Elaine Haby and Louise Weaver

 

Launched
Gallery 3, Craft Victoria, 31 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
12 noon – 2pm
Wednesday 28th of November, 2001

Snug as a bug in a rug documents the three months of winter, 2001. All editions feature hand-knitted sections of unfinished jumpers from the 70s by Elaine Haby, reassembled by Louise Weaver, in 2001, into small pouches fit for an equally small book.

This book was exhibited as part of Global Fusion (2002), Kunstraum Palais Porcia, Vienna, and the Second Freedman Foundation Exhibition (2003), Sir Hermann Black Gallery, NSW. Snug as a bug in a rug later wasexhibited as part of Fictions (2008) at MUMA. Editions of this book are in the collections of the State Library of Victoria, Monash University Library, and RMIT Library.

 
 

A Skilled hand and cultivated mind: a guide to the architecture and art of RMIT University (Image courtesy: Trampoline)

Page details from Snug as a bug in a rug feature in A Skilled hand and cultivated mind: a guide to the architecture and art of RMIT University (RMIT University Press 2008), by Harriet Edquist & Elizabeth Grierson (RMIT University Press).

From series of six artists' books, 2000–2001:
This morning I went into the garden
Nao falo Portuguese
The ermines tea party — One weekend
The Kingdom of the Blue Poppy — as made for Sinclare
101 ways to get to your favoured destination
Snug as a bug in a rug