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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Show & Tell / April - June 2014




Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild
The Red House - Jacques Lepage

The Red House - Jacques Lepage
 

This is my first rug which represents hours and hours of trials and errors. I began the original design by hooking the house and barn and the rest came along as I worked. The rug was hooked in #8 cut recycled wool on burlap. To finish, I whipped the edges of this rug which measures 12-3/4 in. x 29 in.


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Rooster and Chicken - Isabelle Rollin



Rooster and Chicken - Isabelle Rollin

The colour of a blazer inspired me to design this rug depicting a  Chicken and a Rooster; my favourite barnyard animals. This was my second rug which I hooked on rug warp using recycled wool. The rug measures 15-1/2 in. x 16-1/4 in. and is hooked with #4 and #6 cut wool. I finished it by whipping the edges.



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Oxen In Summer - Rose Kandy


Oxen In Summer - Rose Kandy
 

This rug which measures 16 in. x 18 in. came in a kit form purchased from the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (pattern #304 (c) 3H Designs). It is a design adapted from a Maud Lewis painting. This rug was hooked on burlap with new #4 cut wool. To finish, the rug was professionally framed. I love these merry oxen - the colours are vibrant and cheerful as in all Maud Lewis art.




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Family Portrait - Maria Romero

Family Portrait - Dad, Mom, Baby and Me - Maria Romero

I wanted to hook coasters with a  Chicken Family theme. I had a rectangular piece of linen left over from a previous hooking project. So, to use up this remnant, I drew the family members cartoon style, one beside the other. As the project took form, I decided not to make coasters but to keep the frames together as a small rectangular rug. This was the first time that I hooked words on a rug, believe me it is not at all as easy as one would think!!