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Monday, April 1, 2013

Show & Tell / April-June 2013



On this Gallery, you can tour a selection of rugs from our September 2012 exhibition, held at the Beaconsfield Library.


Thistle and Goldenrod, hooked by Kay Cousineau
Thistle and Goldenrod, hooked by Kay Cousineau

Thistle and Goldenrod
by Kay Cousineau

This piece was hooked and carved during a workshop given in May 1984 by Joan Boyle, an artist and teacher from Ontario.
As this was a one-day workshop,  all the dyed wool and material was supplied by the teacher. The wool was cut in #3.





Mushrooms hooked by Denise Morissette
Mushrooms hooked by Denise Morissette




Mushrooms 
by Denise Morissette

This rug was hooked during a workshop on sculpting. I attended the classes given by Lois Morris who furnished all the material we needed. The wool was cut in #3. After hooking the mushrooms, I chose to do the background in dark green wool, cut #5. The piece measures 14" x 11".

I liked doing this type of hooking and, at the moment, I am working on a Still Life sculpted piece.



Midway Memories hooked by Lois Morris
Midway Memories hooked by Lois Morris


Midway Memories
by Lois Morris

My grand-daughter, Sarah, danced for Six Flags on her summer home from college. We went there to see her in a show. As we walked through the amusement park, we passed the Merry-Go-Round which brought back memories of when I was young.

Hence, the horse and pole - I hooked the horse out of beige mohair wool. His mane is also mohair wool, some dyed in shades of brown, grey and black and hooked in long strands which became silky when I brushed them. I gave them a little haircut and it did the job. The rings, representing ring toss, are hooked in regular hooking wool, cut #5, and dyed in green and gold to get a brassy feel. The streamers, cut in #2, represent the banners that are everywhere; some are hooked in wool, others in cotton string, which I dyed a few shades of each colour. The background is hooked with regular natural wool, cut in #3 and dyed sky blue and Copenhagen Blue. The border is hooked with a mottled navy blue mohair wool. The piece measures 29" x 35".