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St-Jean 2008

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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

Show & Tell - June 2008

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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". Fisherman 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. A fish in your dish Designed and hooked by Lois Morris My daughter and her family are great fish eaters so