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Monday, December 1, 2008

Maureen's prefered tips

By Maureen Rowe

Try hooking lettering with a plaid if your background is flat. Pick one of the colours, which picks up the background  colour or from another flat colour used elsewhere in the rug. Also when hooking letters, hook a row of background at the top and at the bottom of the letters to be hooked, then hook the letters snugly up to the hooked background rows.

After hooking with your head bent forward for awhile, put your feet flat on the floor and let your head hang backwards for a few moments for relief of neck tension.

When whipping the corner of a rug, hold a small piece of matching wool over each corner piece and whip over that.  You won't need to use as thick a layer of yarn to cover.

Submitted by Maureen Rowe and taken from the ATHA "Hooking and Cooking once again…" book.  Copyright 2008, Morris Press Cookbooks.

Show & Tell - December 2008

Denise Vandenbemden

Candles In The Window
Hooked by Denise Vandenbemden

We wanted to do something special for our 2008 exhibition and the first idea was to create a small piece with candles. I love stained glass and downloaded, from the Internet, a free stained glass pattern reminding me of the beautiful windows in art deco houses. I adapted it to my own taste by making it a double window and choosing the pastel colors I like, although these are more often seen in church windows than in art deco houses. I added the candles and that was it. The result is what you see here.
The size is 16 x 16" hooked on burlap with cut #4. The colors are dyed on new natural wool.

Maureen Rowe

Memory Of My Wedding Day
Designed and Hooked by Maureen Rowe

Our wedding photographer made a composite photograph of my husband Hugh and me, kissing inside a brandy glass on a table next to a candle and a rose. So this rug is my recreation of a wonderful memory of May 21, 1977.

Denise Morissette

Christmas Candles
Hooked by Denise Morissette

I was looking for an inspiration for the “Candle Challenge Rug” and I found it on the Internet. I saw a picture with Christmas decorations and candles and I decided to do an adaptation of it. I used cuts number 6 and number 3.