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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Show & Tell - October 2008

Denise Morissette

Laurierville, Quebec, my village
Designed and Hooked by Denise Morissette

The landscape reproduces the countryside where I grew up. These images are a product of my imagination and memory of the beautiful Appalachian region where I lived my youngest years. I choose to recreate the color of spring when nature wakens after the winter. Photos are used as model for the design of houses and the church of the village. The dimension is 39 x 26 ½  inches.
This work is made with number 6 and 3 cuts. The wool used is from clothes bought in second hand stores. For the sky I used wool bought by the meter. The graduated blue color was done under the supervision of Lois Morris in a workshop on dyeing.

Sylvia Solomon

Floral Fantasy # 1
Designed and Hooked by Sylvia Salomon

I like crewel-type florals and I like to draw my own pattern. This is an asymmetrical design with different kinds of flowers with a bird and two butterflies as accents. I created it two years ago and I had a wonderful time hooking it.
I used a # 5 cut. I used mostly recycled wool, some of which I dyed. The background was hooked in different directions to add texture and movement to the piece. I also used different blues to add contrast. It measures 30” x 29”.

Jeanne Osler

Nova Scotia Village
Designed by Joe Norris and hooked by Jeanne Osler

Joe Norris (1924-1996) is a great Canadian folk artist and I love his colorful paintings. I bought one of this landscapes from Highland heart Hookery, in Halifax, Nova-Scotia. The pattern JN404 called “Winter Village” is 14 x 15 inches. The printed burlap original painting was a winter scene which I adapted to autumns because it is my favorite time of the year. For this rug, I used dyed wool and number 3 and 4 cut.

Audrey Colliss

                 Orange Cat
Designed and hooked by Audrey Colliss

I drew a picture of our cat “Tiger” as I saw him: big and quite strong. It was my attempt at art, which is all very primitive. The orange color of the cat was an old plaid skirt, cut in strips of about 1/3 of an inch wide. The cement walkway was from an old pair of pants from a man’s suit. The material was washed and dried in the drier* and then cut by hand. The grass was regular hooking wool died green.

* When fabric (clothing) is dried in the dryer it shrinks and the strips stay together better for hooking.