Show & Tell / May 2021
Rugs From The Past
These pieces were exhibited prior to the 2017 Show. Use the label "Show & Tell" to see other rugs showcased in the past.
Show & Tell / Florals # 4
April showers bring May flowers! Whether a bouquet of flowers or garden perennials, blooms are but a fleeting beauty. However, these rug florals bloom forever.
|Brenda Ticehurst. Geraniums in a Box.|
Geraniums in a Box
16" x 20"
This rug was inspired by a picture in a "How to Paint Book", the name of which I forget.
It shows geraniums in a corner of a window box. It was done with recycled wool #6 cut. I gave it to my sister Linda, and it hangs in the family room of her cottage at Sixteen Island Lake. She says it is her favourite.
|Sylvia Solomon. Pretty Paisley.|
3 ft x 6 ft
I chose the predominant paisley motif to create a modern rug with a symmetric field, skipping the border and its ornamentations. I used non-directional hooking (or higgledy-piggledy), with a three-colour palette for the background, instead of the traditional monochromatic straight lines. I used #5 and #6 cuts of recycled wool.
|Claire Fradette. Floral Rug.|
22” x 40”
I got this floral pattern from Kay Cousineau. I hooked the background in a higgledy piggledy fashion using darker values of reds to both harmonize with and to highlight the soft pastel primary colours used to hook the flowers. I chose a #6 cut.
|Show & Tell / Florals #4|