Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Locker Hooked Rug

This is a bit of a departure for me; after spending many years focused on traditional rug hooking, I decided to learn another primitive art called locker hooking.

One end of the locker hook resembles a crochet hook; the other end has a large eyelet for threading yarn. Using the crochet hook end, loops of fabric are hooked into the strong canvas backing, then locked into place by pulling the threading yarn through the loops.  The resulting piece is thick and durable; washes easily and can be worn and walked on for years.

This piece was made using strips of coloured cotton sheets; it measures 37" x 28" - it's a nice heavy weighted rug - and so soft underfoot!

$250


  

Sunday, 30 September 2018

Silk Screen Workshop


META4 Contemporary Craft Gallery in Peterborough hosted an inspiring workshop yesterday - led by the equally inspiring Leslie Menagh - where an enthusiastic group was introduced to the art of textile marking/silk screening! My first piece turned out quite well I think😁 Can't wait for your new studio to open Leslie! I'll definitely be back for more workshops!

Friday, 3 August 2018

Market season

It's been a steamy, sultry summer - but the lovely Lakefield Farmers Market continues to get great support from both the community and the local cottagers.  I've been busy "making" but haven't done a lot of posting lately..... so below are a few of the pieces made recently and, happily, already sold at market.




Rug hooked chair pad
Measures 11" diameter
$65
SOLD

Rug hooked bench pad
$250
SOLD

Rug hooked chair pad
Measures 11" diameter
$65
SOLD

Rug hooked hot pad
$40
SOLD

Rug hooked hot pad
$40
SOLD

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

All ready for market season!

Just two more sleeps til I'm back at the Lakefield Farmers' Market. Here are two more pieces I managed to finish in time for Thursday! (Rug hooked chair pad; rug hooked runner/bench pad). And a reminder that I'll also be at the Chandos Lake Art Festival (Lakeview Marina) on Saturday June 30. Keeping fingers crossed for a sunny week ahead.


Rug hooked chair pad
Wool hooked on burlap
Measures 11" in diameter
$65

Rug hooked runner/bench pad
Wool hooked on burlap
Measures 34" x 10"
$180

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Friday, 15 June 2018

Hooked Rugs

I'm getting ready for what I hope will be a busy market and festival season.  My first day at the Lakefield Farmers Market is June 28th and I continue, every Thursday, until Labour Day.  As well, I'm looking forward to taking part in the Chandos Lake Art Festival, June 30th at the Lakeview Marina.   Below are two new hooked rugs - hot off the hoop!  Both have been hooked with wool on burlap.


Dramatic "hit or miss" statement piece for small space
Measures 26 1/2" square.
$300



Large "hit or miss" geometric
Measures 36" x 24"
$400


Saturday, 5 May 2018

A few new offerings

I've been working happily, but feverishly, in anticipation of a busy festival and market season.  This Sunday (May 6), I'll be taking part in the first event of the season - The Willow Spring Artisan Show  in Duoro, Ontario - a lovely hamlet just east of Lakefield.  I'll be at the Lakefield Farmers Market throughout July and August, and will also be at the Chandos Lake Art Festival on Saturday, June 30.

Here are few more of my recent pieces -
Hooked Chair Pad
11 1/2" in diameter
$65


Hooked Table Runner (or Bench Pad)
Measures 36" x 10 1/2"
$180

Hooked Table Runner (or Bench Pad)
Measures 38" x 9 1/4"
$180

Friday, 20 April 2018

Rug Hooked Hot Pads

It's been a nasty April - cold, snow, freezing rain, ice .... and of course, a power outage.  How grateful I am that I was able to fill my days working on several new pieces for the upcoming market season.   Thankfully the sun is now shining, and warmer weather is promised over the next few days.  I'm sure everyone's spirits will soon be lifted.  In the meantime,  here is a small selection of hooked hot pads in various sizes and designs that kept me busy during the drearier days.

Sunflower  on blue
Measures 8 1/2" x 6"
$40
SOLD

Hit or Miss in warm earth tones
Measures 8 1/2" X 7 1/2"
$42.00

Cheery Red Flower on brown
Measures 8 1/2" x 6 1/2"
$40
SOLD


Hit or Miss in blues with cheery pops of coral
Measures 7 1/2" 7 1/2"
$40

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Rug Hooked Chair Pad

The graceful cone flower is one of my favorite flowers to hook.  Here the design is hooked in warm tones against a flecked navy blue background.  Simple and elegant.

Measures 11" x 11 1/2"
$65

SOLD

Rug Hooked Hot Pads

Fun,  functional, and durable, these hooked hot pads protect the table while adding a dash of colour to the decor:

This piece is extra large - perfect for a hot platter or large casserole dish
Measures 9" x 9 1/4"
$55

SOLD

Measures 7 1/2" x 7 1/2"
$40

SOLD

Measures 6 1/2" x 7"
$38

Friday, 16 March 2018

Rug Hooked Chair Pads

A new series of rug hooked chair pads - hot off the hoop!  In the tradition of rug hookers of long ago, I use only recycled materials.  As mentioned in a previous post, I've recently been using up some recycled burlap coffee bags which, unlike finer "hairless" burlap, leave visible fine burlap fibres.  With use and wear, these little fibres will eventually felt themselves in to the wool.   Each chair pad measures approx. 11 - 11 1/2"; $65 each.


SOLD




SOLD