For me, one of the best things about rug hooking is the wide range of cuts, styles, and materials used by hookers.
Wow…look at the detail in this fine cut landscape. This is another example of a partially finished rug acquired by a hooker who finished it. Hooking in a 3 cut is not what I usually do now…but I certainly admire the fine work done by others.
This colourful leaf mat is a first rug. What a fine beginning! Since taking the photo, I’ve noticed lots of interesting detail that I missed when it was shown. ….all the little bugs throughout…especially the hot pink one in the upper left corner.
I showed Gayle’s rug while it was still underway, and here it is finished. Gayle was recently on a safari in South Africa, and this rug evokes the colours and shapes she saw there.
….another rug hooked by Gayle. This time a geometric scrappy.
This lovely small landscape hooked by Lorna is another example resulting from Wendie Scott Davis’s workshop (not the recent one I attended).
I love the braided edge on this mat…oh so wish I had the patience and skill to do that! I’m also extremely partial to anything to do with lambs….(Lamb was my maiden name).
I must have been distracted when these two handsome rugs were presented, because I can’t recall any details about them.
I also showed Karen’s spectacular zebras in an earlier post, but she has since had it framed…boy does that ever put the finishing touch on it. The frame has all the colours of the background. Great choice Karen!
I love how the edging line in this floral creates a border while not changing the background colour.
Deanne Fitzpatrick is a very popular designer in this area, whether or not the hooker hooks in her free form style or not.
Whether its houses…..
….or hockey…her patterns are always so distinctive.
At last year’s annual, famed cartoonist Karen Johnston provided an inch worm (I admit I thought it was a caterpillar) as the “hand out” pattern for all attendees (How appropriate since the theme was “All About Bugs”) You may remember my version….Charlie…who made a repeat visit on the blog post…”Oh So Blue” not long ago.
The ladies from North Bay brought along their completed versions, and had a unique method of presenting them which I though was so cute.
There were so many I couldn’t fit them all into one photo.
…and I saved the best for last…
R.U.G. is a wonderful place or old friends to get together. Dorothy Braithwaite and Hilda Hayes were delighted to reminisce about past good times and high jinks they shared while attending Trent Rug Hooking School.
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