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Saturday, April 2nd 2011, Denise Morissette and myself had the chance to go the annual Olde Forge Guild big hookin in Ottawa. We were in the company of pioneers in the Canadian rug hooking world, Lois and Derek Morris, who generously volunteered to drive us. Carolyn Ells and Maria Romero, on their own, after a few wrong turns in the city managed to find the meeting place and join us with great big smiles.
A happy crowd of seventy rug hookers and four vendors in a very bright and large room contributed to the success of the event. In the afternoon, with show & tell we saw traditional, progressive and mixed media rugs. Loops, loops and still more loops... from no.2 to…
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Sugaring Off Rittermere Pattern – 24” x 35” Hooked by Sally Perodeau
Pictorials such as this are fun to do. You can draw the subject yourself, or order a scene from one of the many catalogues available; similarly gift cards are a good source of ideas. Pictorials are great for using a variety of materials. I used burlap for the sleigh, leather for the harness, old tweeds for the trees, plastic for the maple sap, my neighbour's old coat for the red jacket and some knitting wool for the smoke and some of the snow. Lois Morris is a great inspirational teacher; she suggests, helps and encourages us always. Thank you, Lois.
Half-Round – Ellie’s rug (Designer unknown) Hooked by Denise Vandenbemden
The pattern of this rug must be very old. I bought it at a rummage sale, the original price tag was still attached, $8. A pattern on burlap today costs about…
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