Theme Rugs from the Annual and a Tribute to Judith Auger

I’m sorry to take so long to complete showing all the photos I took last week at the annual…..the weather has been so perfect here, and the wee veggie garden needed to be planted,  the car needed to go to the garage…….etc….but finally here is the next installment of fantastic rugs from Oshawa.

The theme for this year’s annual was “texture” and the display of rugs in the theme category showed a wonderful variety of ways in which using texture can either enhance or define a piece. (texture meaning use of textured hooking materials plaids, sparkly yarns, laces …or anything else you can hook through or attach to  the backing) I don’t have photos of all the entries, but here are the ones I have.DSCF6442

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These pieces were fascinating. I’m only guessing, but it seems like a “triptych” hooked perhaps by three different people, each with a different interpretation, and style. (the three different numbers showing that it is to be judged as three entries, not one) . I’d love to hear the actual story , if anyone knows.  PS…. Thanks to Susan Sutherland….here’s more info on these rugs…..they were hooked by three women from the Ottawa area, ( one being Barbara Lukas) and they were featured in an article in Rug Hooking Magazine.

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…..and the winner was….DSCF6441

….hooked by Barbara Lukas…. depicting her porch in winter. I’m really bad at remembering numbers….but I think she said she used 70 different colours to capture the snow and ice.DSCF6547It was so great to meet her and have time chatting over both dinner and at breakfast. I’ve still got pictures I took of the various guild group displays for another post.

Meanwhile…..back on the homefront…..Sunshine Rug Hookers were treated on Tuesday to the work of Judith Auger. Judith is a relatively new rug hooker, whose artistic talents are evident as she explores her new passion.

We share her with a group in Florida where she started hooking in 2012.

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Her first rug was for her husband, a scene from the maritimes recalling his youth.

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….such beautiful work for a new hooker!….her second piece…

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her first geometric….Judith isn’t a seamstress, and doesn’t own a sewing machine and she isn’t happy with the finishing on this rug. She plans to redo the binding over the summer. She is assiduous in searching for finishing techniques which will work well for her.

….to that end she has started this rug using Doris Eaton’s finishing method….(well she admits it is not exactly Doris’ technique, but her own interpretation of it)DSCF6557

Judith is so creative that she sometimes likes to just start hooking with an idea, and nothing drawn, and see where it takes her….

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….how beautiful is that!!!

….or this….done the same way….DSCF6553

…she calls this one “Lagoon”.

She is still making decisions about her poppies….DSCF6550DSCF6549

….We’re lucky to have her as a member at Sunshine Rug Hookers….even if it is only for half of the year.

4 thoughts on “Theme Rugs from the Annual and a Tribute to Judith Auger

  1. As always wonderful rugs made and in the process of. The triptage I think was an article in The Rug Hooking magazine, it was done by three people from the same scene and I believe they used a huge variety of fibres. I have so many of the magazines that I cannot remember which one featured an in depth description of what and how these ladies got together for this challenge. Hope that helps Elizabeth?

  2. As always a great post. You are right with Barbara Lukas. You have her name spelled as Rukus. Actually she and two other rug hookers from the Ottawa area did the triptych that Bridgette mentioned in her reply and it is definitely in Rug hooking Magazine. Barbara Lukas is also selling Maud Lewis designs of four pieces that she has obtained permission from the NS Art Gallery to reproduce.

    • Thanks Susan. I’ve corrected my spelling error, and now that you’ve jogged my memory, I recall that Barbara mentioned she had hooked one of the panels of the triptych when we sat together at dinner. I’ll have to look up the Maud Lewis designs. I’d love to see them.

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