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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Show & Tell / December 2016

Xmas Special !

Here you have some hooked pieces you can offer as Xmas gifts!

Try other techniques as 3D Hooking or Punch Needle, or surprise everyone with a hooked picture frame, a sac or a welcome mat!





3D Xmas Tree by Ti Seymour

Christmas ornaments
By Ti Seymour

The Christmas Tree was a kit purchased from Loretta Moore at https://hookedonthelake.wordpress.com/online-store/
Loretta's palette of primitive colours are divine! The base of the tree was a gift from members of the West Island Woodturners, two of whom came for an Introductory Rug Hooking Class. Such fun trying each other's favourite pastimes. I had the pleasure of trying woodturning and produced a small bowl - a lathe was on my wish list for a short while.











Xmas ornaments by Ti Seymour

These are pieces that I made for one of our December Intro Workshops. The ornaments were later hung on our Christmas tree at the Beaconsfield Library.







Snowman by Carolyn Ells


Snowman
By Carolyn Ells



This 3-dimensional snowman stands 10.5 inches high, 5 inches at its base. It is hooked with wool fabric on Monk’s Cloth and stuffed with leftover wool snipits. It was hooked by Carolyn Ells in 2012, from a kit by Loretta Moore. Carolyn purchased the kit at Joy's legacy auction and hooked it with joy.












Miniature Rugs by Carolyn Ells

Celtic Canine & Celtic Boar
By Carolyn Ells

These miniature rugs were punch-hooked by Carolyn Ells in 2012. They were adapted from a Dover copy-free design and hooked with Paternayan wool on weavers cloth; size 6” x 4”.








Picture frame by Lorayne Charenko

Cheticamp Style Picture Frame

By Lorayne Charenko

This frame was a kit from Stella Bourgeois. Stella was a member of our group for a short while and gave this as a course on Cheticamp type hooking.  The kit contained the pattern, very fine yarn and a hook made by Stella.  The result - the pretty picture frame. Some years later Jeanne Osler was travelling in Nova Scotia and stopped at the museum in Cheticamp. She mentioned Stella having taught this course and they immediately took her upstairs and gave her a tour of the museum and had her hook a few stitches in a rug they were making! She was most impressed.





Welcome Rug by Isabelle Rollin


Welcome Rug
By Isabelle Rollin



This is a Rittermere design with some changes of my own.  A # 4 cut wool rug with a whipped border.











Knapsack by Lois Morris







Knapsacks
By Lois J. Morris


I made the knapsacks in the 70's.  I designed them myself, I made one for each of my children when we belonged to a ski club.  We skied Saturdays and Sundays each weekend, and always had extra stuff we had to take with us, Including  lunch.  They were backed with denim.  The shoulder straps were made out of a heavy canvas like cotton I dyed to match the background of the hooked fronts. One was yellow the other was green.They both had the same pattern but I hooked the design in different colours as well as the backgrounds. They got a lot of use over a number of years. Both children still have them.






Sunflower and Cat, by Claire Fradette

Bags
By Claire Fradette


The bags I made were all made on burlap bags from the dollar store with a 6 cut wool. I find them great for gifts.