On this Gallery, you can tour a selection of rugs from our last Exhibition, held on September 2017 at Centennial Hall
Canadian Cultural Heritage
Show & Tell : About Lighthouses
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
The Canadian Encyclopedia
La route des phares du Québec
|My Little Lighthouse Mat - Judith Dallegret|
My Little Lighthouse Mat
This mat was hooked as a learning piece and was part of a Nova Scotia teachers’ workshop project.
First, we dyed the sunset sky and water and it was to be hooked as it came off the cutting wheel in order. I completely mixed my pieces up and was quick to forget that rule. I just hooked the colours as I felt it would best create the sunset and its reflection on the water. Thus, it became a more painterly piece for me.
Dyeing one piece of spot wool for the rocks was another challenge. They were then hooked in a different “direction of hooking lines “ as this seemed to keep the rocks simple without adding too many different colours. This lighthouse is in Cape Breton, as I recall. The mat was designed by one of the teachers in the Nova Scotia guild, Kathleen Gorman, whose mother taught us to “Always hook a red line around your border” before finishing a mat - and she was right!
This little mat is now owned by Shelley Ambrose, the executive director of the Walrus Foundation and publisher of The Walrus magazine in Toronto, Ontario.
|Lighthouse on a Stormy Day - Candace Fradette|
Lighthouse on a Stormy Day
I began my lighthouse piece as the subject of a session I was taking in Brockville with teacher Laura Boszormeny in summer 2016. The subject was Primitive rugs. I finished it in early 2017, submitted it to the Williamstown Fair this summer and was awarded 2nd place under primitive rug hooking.
|Little Light - Claire Fradette|
This little footstool representing a lighthouse is from a kit from Doug Rankin I picked up while visiting his shop in Halifax.
|Portland Head Light - Jeanne Osler|
Portland Head Light – A childhood Memory
This lighthouse is the Portland Head Light, in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Pre-World War II my family and many relatives always vacationed in the Portland area. A visit to the lighthouse was always a must where as children we played on the rocks and collected periwinkles to bring home to our grandmother, one of her favourite meals.
|Atlantic Puffins - Rose Kandy|
By Rose Kandy
This wall hanging is 35 in. long x 12 in. wide. I purchased the stamped pattern on burlap from Encompassing Design Rug Hooking Studio in Mahone Bay, N.S. This is a design by the late Susan Leslie. The rocks were hooked with a variety of dyed and natural re-purposed Harris tweed jackets, while the sky, lighthouse and puffins were hooked with recycled and new dyed wool cut in no. 3, 4 and 5 widths. The border was whipped using recycled black knitting yarn.
Puffins are fascinating creatures; who can resist a combination of Peggy's Point Lighthouse and puffins? This rug hooking project started off life as part of a hooking demo. The burlap was stretched on an ancient hooking frame at the Dorval History Museum - fellow rug hookers Betty Austin, Alice Hamilton and Denise Morissette may all claim a couple of the rocks.
Note: This rug has been already showcased in the past
See Show & Tell July - September 2015