Showing posts from January, 2017

Advanced Class with Lois Morris

Advanced Rug Hooking Class with Lois MorrisOctober-November 2016By Rosemary Hudson

Seven fancy stitches were taught and expected to be included in the chosen pattern of each student: Aztec, Basket Weaving, Chain, Chevron, Popcorn, Thatch, Turkey.

Here is a sampling of comments on or by students taking the course:
Andrée Lapensée:  Our 'fast hooker' carved the turkey with hilarious results.
Juliet Davies:  had her piece chained to the wall in no time at all, as well as taking time out for a South African safari.
Fay Louch:  in stitches, sailed away ahead of us and placed her chevron in one of her sails - a classy look. 
Deborah:  made no drunken weaving stitch on her exclusive geometric pattern.
Rosemary:  As for her 'Nefertiti' design with ultra red lips, false gold head dress with the popcorn stitch, she endeavored to show her as not to appear in any way a hooker.

Here is another but old stitch prompted by Lois which was necessarily included - the PULL OUT.  
Following thi…

Work in Progress

Show & Tell_ Show & Tell by BHCG members of rugs in progress during Hook-In of  January 30th, 2017.

Show & Tell/ 2017: Year of the Rooster

2017, Year of the RoosterAccording to the Chinese Zodiac, 2017 is the year of Rooster (January 28th, 2017 - February 15th, 2018)

White Rooster

This White Rooster was purchased from an antique dealer in Montreal. It is hooked on burlap backing with factory-dyed nylons and stretchy “house dress” fabrics of 1960s early 1970s. Collection of Carolyn Ells.

Show & Tell / Happy Mew Year 2017

Show & Tell / January 2017
SPECIAL SHOW & TELL: Cats!Celebrating Happy Mew Year for Cats Day©, a Holiday created by Thomas & Ruth Roy, from

For more Funny Days consult Days of the Year

Tiger CatHooked by Dawna Matthew
Size: 30” X 27”
Cut: 8.5 wool

Main pattern from Green Mountain Hooked Rugs with background details added.
Begun with Susie Stephenson at Green Mountain Rug School, June 2014

This was the first rug I did in a wide cut and it was supposed to be more of a “primitive” style. I must admit that I am not drawn to animals drawn in the truly primitive way nor am I attracted to the subdued colours that are often found in these rugs. Tiger Cat was started in a “Folk Art Techniques and Fibres” workshop with Susie Stephenson at Green Mountain Rug School in 2014. As you can see, my preference for bright, cheerful colours took over! Susie’s workshop was great fun and she encouraged us to experiment …

Show & Tell / January - March 2017

Show & Tell: Repetition!
Repetition is not boring at all!
By Maria Romero

Repetition refers to an element which is recurrent, and the reiteration can be done with the same item or its variations.
Repetition is very useful to create rhythm and patterns!

In Isabelle Rollin's rug, a repeated floral motif  generates a radial composition.

In Judith Dallegret's rug, the repetition of teapot shape variations creates a linear rhythm.

In Sally Perodeau's rug,  contrast, sequentiality and randomness are the key. At the center of the piece, an elephant's contour is repeated. Then, this radial composition is surrounded  by colored variations of the same animal, but in different perspectives, positions and scales.

In Lorayne Charenko's and in Claire Fradette's rugs, a repeated motif is used with variations of color, size and position or orientation, but in order to obtain two different effects. The composition principle  in Charenko's  airy piece is simplicity, in opp…