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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Show and Tell / July - September 2015

Jeanne Osler
Jeanne Osler


Safe in Harbour
By Jeanne Osler

This rug measures 35 in. x 21 in., I purchased this as a kit from Deanne Fitzpatrick and I hooked this marine landscape with a combination of new, recycled and dyed wool, cut in #4, 6 and 8.









Carolyn Ells
Carolyn Ells


Summervine - relaxing after work in Vineyard
By Carolyn Ells

This landscape is an original story rug design hooked on linen using new, recycled and dyed wool in #4 and #6 cuts. To finish the rug I whipped the edges. The rug measures 33 in. x 43 in.

I began this mat during a folk art workshop with Judith Dallegret in Montreal, QC Judith challenged the class to design a wide border for our mats. The border is symbolic of the varieties of grapes in our small family vineyard on MacNabBay, Malagash, N.S. The picture depicts my father and brother relaxing after work in the vineyard.




Rose Kandy
Rose Kandy



Atlantic Puffins
By Rose Kandy

This wall hanging is 35 in. long x 12 in. wide. I purchased the stamped pattern on burlap from Encompassing Design Rug Hooking Studio in Mahone Bay, N.S.This is a design by the late Susan Leslie. The rocks were hooked with a variety of dyed and natural re-purposed Harris tweed jackets, while the sky, lighthouse and puffins were hooked with recycled and new dyed wool cut in no. 3, 4 and 5 widths. The border was whipped using recycled black knitting yarn.

Puffins are fascinating creatures; who can resist a combination of Peggy's Point Lighthouse and puffins? This rug hooking project started off life as part of a hooking demo. The burlap was stretched on an ancient hooking frame at the Dorval History Museum - fellow rug hookers Betty Austin, Alice Hamilton and Denise Morissette may all claim a couple of the rocks.