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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Laura Megroz's Songbirds Hickory Bench on Chandler 4 Corners



I couldn't resist adding one more image from the site. This bench is so sweet.

Chandler 4 Corners in Veranda Magazine





Chandler 4 Corners (click here for a link to more rug images) is an American company that sells hand-hooked rugs online. I discovered it today when reading the May/June 2010 issue of Veranda Magazine. I don't really like this magazine because it's a bit sterile and posh, but the pillows and chair covers in a beautiful Cape Cod home caught my eye: they were rug hooked! I looked up the source and found great rugs for inspiration at Chandler 4 Corners. The images here are from this site, and are a couple of my favourites. I will send the copy of Veranda to the next meeting.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Over-dyeing


A great web page reference for over-dyeing (click here).

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Brussels in Bloom



A floral carpet made of nearly a million begonia flowers.... Forwarded from our newest member, Cheryl! Thank you.

How Many Ways Are There to Make a Rug?


A Rag Rugs Tour!

Anna Lajeunesse's Rug


Hello

Attached is a photo of a rug made by Anna Lajeunesse (maiden name Brullotte), my great grandma, in 1980. She gave it to me when I was born. i don't remember the woman because she died when I was very young. My parents and grandparents say that she made around 500 rugs. Most she donated to family and friends as gifts though she did sell a few. My parents still have the rug she made them for their wedding. Many of my relatives still have the rugs she made.

Anna was born in Quebec but moved to Debden, SK where she lived most of her life. Let me know if you'd like more information about her or more photos of her rugs.

I tell you this because I briefly met you at the Sundog craft sale in December. I told you about my great grandma's rugs and you said that you'd like a photo to put on a rug hookers website. Thank you for your interest.

Take care
Reanne Lajeunesse

Member Rug: Heather's First Rug


Last fall, Heather attended the Beginner class at Prairie Harvest Rug Hooking School here in Saskatchewan. She chose a folk art pattern, designed by one of the Rancheritas of Mexico. Heather did a great job, using bold and joyful colours. Firey tail feathers and stylish feet add to the appeal.