Rugs from the Annual in North Bay

There were so many beautiful rugs in a wide variety of styles to look at. I didn’t take pictures of even a fraction of them. ….those thse I did…I didn’t record who hooked them…so my apologies to all the artists…These are just a few examples of those that for whatever reason…caught my eye

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I always love a black background…makes these beautiful colours pop.

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With my fall swap mat in mind….these trees really caught my fancy.

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This was a relatively small triptik (I have no idea how to spell that word) but really eye catching.

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The colour palette of this pictorial is quite unique  and appealed to me.

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A beautiful fine cut.

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Another striking black background

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This is a ‘reciprocal rug’ ….using a variety of techniques and fibres…passed back and forth between two artists, with each adding a portion, then returning it to the other. The picture diesn’t do it justice…it was fascinating…I could have looked at it for ages, and kept finding new features.

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A wonderful kilim…I wish I understood the significance of the various symbols. I may be mistaken…but I seem to recall that the title for this rug was something like “looking for a husband”

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another large cut flower pattern on a black background

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I didn’t realize it until I was posting these pictures…but this is the same pattern as the last rug….with a different colour palette, and hung sideways rather than vertically…..obviously one that I liked.

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The theme for the annual was “all a buzz about bugs”.

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These two rugs were in the ‘theme’ catagory.

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I love the sense of light and wind in this pictorial.

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This fine cut has hidden birds tucked in the branches

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This reminded me of my Deanne Fitzpatrick rug “washing on the Line” (same topic…different style)

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I ove the muted shading in this snowy owl

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You can almost feel the tiredness of these fishermen.

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I thought this was really unique. The title was “Home is Where the Heart Is”. It is a bird’s eye view of a town or subdivision (I don’t know which) and the hooker’s house is designated with a small red heart.

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Another large floral with a black background….I think I’d better hook one…I’m surely attracted to them.

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I enjoy all the ‘interlocking’ birds in the piece.

There are more photos to come.

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