Show & Tell / June 2020

Featured Rugs Gallery   

In this Gallery, you can tour a selection of rugs from our last Exhibition, held in September 2017 at Centennial Hall. Visit our Blog to see the rugs showcased in the past. 

Floral Rugs / #2   

Flowers are one of the oldest and most common patterns in tapestry, and this is no exception in Rug Hooking. Here you have a selection of floral designs hooked by our members. 

Red Rose, Original by Andrée Lapensée

Andrée Lapensée
Red Rose

Traditional rug hooking technique, # 6 cut.

Pavements of  London, a Highland Heart Hookery pattern hooked by Ti Seymour

Ti Seymour
Pavements of London
Size: 14.5” x 15.5”
Pattern: Highland Heart Hookery
Teachers: Doug Rankin & Laura Biszormeny

This was the result of a weekend retreat run by BHCG at L’Ermitage Ste-Croix in Pierrefonds, a beautiful and inspiring venue for starters. Anne Rankin brought along some wonderful wool to hook into our flowers. The class had pre-chosen 1 of 3 patterns, a rose, a poppy or an iris. Turns out the rose was the hardest pattern, but with Doug’s guidance we pulled it off. We have so many great memories of that retreat. Later on I took a class with Laura Boszormeny on Geometrics as part of the St. Lawrence College Fibre Art Diploma program. The background was achieved through this class, along with another rug I designed called A Beautiful Life Prayer Rug. An inch square design has long been a maritime vintage pattern (circa 1929) often referred to as The Boston Sidewalk. With my British heritage and a recycled Harrods jacket (yes I did say Harrods!) it seemed fitting to name this piece Pavements of London.

Iris, a  Highland Heart Hookery pattern hooked by Claire Fradette

Claire Fradette
Teacher : Doug Rankin
Pattern: Highland Heart Hookery

It was a course given by Doug Rankin on wide-cut shading and was hooked on linen with a #6 cut .

Iris Runner, a Highland Heart Hookery pattern hooked by Dawna Matthew

Dawna Matthew
« Iris Runner »
Teacher : Doug Rankin
Pattern: Highland Heart Hookery

Irises are one of my favourite flowers so it was a pleasure to hook this pattern in Doug’s “Wide Cut Shading” class.

Purple Irises, a Trish Johnson pattern punched by Carolyn Ells

Carolyn Ells
Purple Irises

These are Purple Irises. The pattern was designed for rug hooking by Trish Johnson and published in the Spring 2016 issue of A Needle Pulling Thread. I made it in punch needle embroidery with cotton floss. Finished size is approximately 15 cm square.

RELATED POSTS: Floral Rugs #1. Follow the link:  Show & Tell/ May 2020

Double Show & Tell!

This month we offer you a double Show & Tell:

The floral design continues with our Floral Rugs # 2, about irises and roses, and Marinas & boats,  to celebrate the June 1st reopening of marinas, camping and certain types of tourist activities in Quebec, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Follow the link: Marinas & Boats

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