The Sunshine Rug Hookers recently celebrated International Rug Hooking Day with a hook in, coffee and goodies, and a special show and tell and story time.
There were a number of Christmas themed pieces…neat Santa hangings….…Kathleen has done a winter theme….(very appropriate at the moment….it’s snowing heavily)…a beautiful fine shaded wreath….Ann showed the various ornaments she has on her mantle….special to her since they were made by a variety of friends.Margaret is making a Christmas stocking for her Grandson’s first Christmas.Others showed work in progress as well….Edie is working on a stained glass piece from Heartland Studios.Lynda is hooking a stained glass pattern from Ragg Tyme Studio.This is Diane’s current project.
Helen designed her pattern from a card…….and this is a view of the lake from Kathy’s mom’s yard.
Everyone recounted a favourite hooking moment, piece, story or anecdote. Many of these rugs have special significance to the hooker…….such as Jean’s “grandchildren rug” Pat’s Canadian themed pillow….and chair seat….Jean showed her beautiful ‘tiger’ bag, and recounted the difficulties she had getting the straps.Teresa showed her delightful “Bodacious Babe” (I’m not sure that that is exactly her name….but it’s at least close). Lots of alternate fibres in this.
Lambs are always a popular theme…..This was hooked by Mary and was from a photo of her Grandson just before he decided to jump in the water fully clothed.Liz hooks using yarn (some of which she spins herself), and loves to create free form patterns which she designs as she goes along. She says she loves hooking because she has learned to hook what makes her happy regardless of what others may say are the ‘rules’. (wise lady)….and she certainly looks happy.This rug is special to Diane since it was retrieved from a friend’s china cabinet where it had lain untouched for years and years. She really enjoyed finishing it and giving it a life after its long years of neglect.
Cheri showed her series if “Sun” rugs. Her creativity and amazing use of colour always impress me, and I’d never before seen any of these rugs. The entire morning was delightful, and a fitting tribute to Traditional Rug Hooking and the joy it brings to those of us who love pulling those loops.
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