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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

St-Jean 2008

This year again, Centennial Hall was the meeting place for the Fête nationale du Québec in Beaconsfield.   Sylvia Solomon, Claire Fradette, Denise Vandenbemden et Denise Morissette  of the Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild gave rug hooking demonstrations throughout the event. 

Sylvia Solomon

Denise Vandenbemden and Sylvia Solomon

Claire Fradette, Denise Vandenbemden and Sylvia Solomon

Denise Morissette, Denise Vandenbemden and Sylvia Solomon

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Show & Tell - June 2008

For the launching of our Web site, we chose an aquatic theme inspired by the Lac St-Louis -which is a door step of our guild house-, the Internet navigation and the concept of being "hooked".

Lorayne Charenko

Designed and hooked by Lorayne Charenko

This is a rug I made with Lois Morris in one of her portrait workshops. I learned a lot about shadows and portraits and I was very excited. After this course, I was looking at people differently, observing shadows skins tones, people’s noses and other features. I was looking for an inspiration for my portrait and I found it in a National Geographic Magazine. I saw a male portrait and I decided to do one fisherman smoking a pipe. So, this is an adaptation from a picture in an old National Geographic Magazine. I used a number 3 and 4 cut. I over dyed old pieces and material reclaim and I dyed the background myself.

Sally Perodeau

Haida Whale
Designed and hooked by Sally Perodeau

It was once believed a whale could capture a canoe and transform its occupants into whales. They are held in great awe for their size and power and a typical life span is 20 to 40 years.

The inspiration for my wall hanging was from a gift card. My mentor, Lois Morris, suggested that we just use the whale and enlarge it, then reverse the pattern for the small one that goes up into the border. The sea is hooked diagonally with the bubbles which makes it more realistic. Number 2 and 3 cuts were used. The spotted sections were from a check black and white skirt. The border was hooked “back and forth” which takes longer but makes a nice frame. My daughter was happy to receive it for her birthday.

Lois Morris

A fish in your dish
Designed and hooked by Lois Morris

My daughter and her family are great fish eaters so I made them a set of placements to use when they are eating on their deck.
This is one placement of eight. The mats are all hooked with the same colors arranged in a different manner making all the fish look different, while they all go together color wise as a set.
The fish designs were hooked with left over cut pieces of wool and are made of many different cuts mixed together.

Louise G. de Tonnancour

High Tide, Low Tide
Designed and hooked Louise G. de Tonnancour

One day, a friend quilter gave me a bag of scraps (100% wool). The whole of the colors inspired me to design and realize this rug. I have hooked in the traditional way and I have used the old technique of proddy. The bubbles were hooked with transparent plastic bags.