Rugs

APPLIQUE FELTED RUG?

GREAT DESIGN INSPIRATION for a ROUND ROBIN of BORDERS RUG

I am not sure where this piece is from,perhaps Eskimo artwork?I just saw it somewhere and like looking at it so have put it here today to share with you!I like the simple cut out shapes and the soft colours sprinkled around.I have often thought of doing a round robin rug where one person starts in the centre and then passes the mat on to someone else to do the next border . . .the results would be total surprise and the colours used also!

CHURCH RUG

LIN WATSONS MASTERPIECE

                     Here is Lins magnificent  CHURCH with dancing sky !
Her own design and ''Hooked as I go'' she told me.
Lin is the ''Queen of Recycle and Glitz '' materials  and she hooked this rug with  hand-dyed blankets  in a mix of #6 and #8 cuts with spandex ''GLITZ'' floating around in between rows ! It is spectacular in real life!  BRAVO LIN!!

SAILING SAILING OVER the BOUNDING . . . .


I am back in MONTREAL after  EARL changed course to Lunenburg side of Nova Scotia, where my 4 cousins were sailing  their boat back to HAlifax!They were ok and said  it wasn't so bad after all . .. .
Then
36 hours later Im back in Montreal ready for lots of hooking!

ps
above rug seen somewhere ?. . . it seems to tell the story well here . . if you hooked it please let me know who you are!!

Schooner hooked rug in Nova Scotia with STONE Fireplace



Here is my rug ' There are Worse STORMS at SEA' hoping that the background shows up here in the photo . . The saying is a quote from the mother of my dear friend Mary Bull of Toronto Ontario who spent summers on Digby Neck in my village and I have always loved it . . . .
the rug  is hooked in #9 on MONKS cloth(cotton).It was the first time I hooked on monks cloth with such a wide cut and I didn't like the look of the loops at all compared to Linen  . . .
but at least it is hooked and finished (2009)and sits in front of my fireplace in Nova Scotia home.

Now . . . . .the fireplace-is made of hand picked ROCKs from the shore nearby and is a work of art by itself!

Its a JANUARY mat again


What a  beautiful little JANUARY mat  hooked by Peg Irish!!!!
The details are simple but so effective!I dont know if you can see but the words are either hooked higher or they are  embroidered on top . . . thus  they are raised a bit. The bull rushes are also raised and fuzzie . . . .the ice is wonderful . .
a good example of the use of directional hooking to express a feeling. . .and there is that little chair to rest those sore ankles! Well done Peg!
This little piece is 14 '' X 14'' and was part of the calendar project for the Shelburne  Vermont Green Mountains guild rug show  in November  2009.