Showing posts from November, 2010

Rug Hooking 101

Rug Hooking 101 by L.G. de Tonnancour Within our Fall program, on Saturdays, October 16 th and November 20 th , 2010 , the Guild held a two-day workshop for beginners which also served however as a refresher course for people with more experience. This course, given by Lois Morris, was designed to teach the most important aspects of rug hooking and it was well attended and very much appreciated. Now it is up to the artisans and artists to keep progressing in their rug hooking, knowing that Lois is never too far away and always happy to assist in any way she can. Thank you Lois, for your work and dedication in transmitting the craft of rug hooking to Guild members

Free Patterns

AndreaZuill is a very talented visual artist from California . She works in many mediums: oils, water colours, silk screening, sculpture and embroidery, to name a few. Every month, she generously shares free embroidery designs on her blog and she encourages people who use these patterns to send her a photo of their work, so that she can publish it on the blog. These charming patterns can be adapted to rug hooking.  N.B. All free patterns are available for personal use only, and may not be reproduced for commercial purposes.

Show & Tell - November 2010

This is a selection of rugs from our September 2010 retrospective exhibition, held at Centennial Hall, to celebrate the Guild’s 35th anniversary. Runaway Canoe Original Wall Hanging by Brenda Ticehurst This rug was inspired by a photo of boathouses at Lac des Seize Iles (16 Island Lake ) in the Laurentians, past St-Sauveur , Quebec . The canoe is drifting unattached. The bay is often painted by local artists. The wall hanging was popular in an art show at the local recreation club. The reflections in the water were the most difficult part. The trees were done by pixilating. N.B. Pixelation is the display of a digitized image where the individual pixels are apparent to the viewer. This can happen when an image is magnified to the point that each pixel becomes separately viewable (usually looking like little boxes). My Little Puppy Davey Original wall hanging by Maureen Rowe This is my little Jack Russell terrier. He is 6 years old now