Featured Rugs Gallery
On this Gallery, you can tour a selection of rugs from our 40th Anniversary Exhibition, held on September 2015 at the Beaconsfield Library and at Centennial Hall. Visit the Blog "News & Blog" to see the rugs showcased in the past.
Next Update: October 2017
Show & Tell : Sunflowers!
By William Blake (1757–1827)
Ah Sun-flower! weary of time,
Who countest the steps of the Sun:
Seeking after that sweet golden clime
Where the travellers journey is done.
Where the Youth pined away with desire,
And the pale Virgin shrouded in snow:
Arise from their graves and aspire,
Where my Sun-flower wishes to go.
Visit The Poetry Foundation Website
By Sally Perodeau
My rug was a monochromatic course given by my favourite teacher Lois who is always so helpful and full of ideas.
The sunflowers on the cover of a Margaret Stewart magazine inspired me to incorporate some of them with a few changes into my monochromatic challenge. I found keeping all the different shades separate quite difficult, but being more experienced today I think it would be much easier. I loved using No2 strips of wool once I got used to the old style cutter, I enjoyed see how things evolved.
Pattern Karla Gerald Hooked By Dawna Matthew
I started this rug while visiting Loretta Moore and loved the bright, bold colours and the motion in the design. It was fun including sari silk and other fibres in my hooking.
Hooked By Dawna Matthew
One corner of the pattern Three Blooms by Karla Gerard, used with permission. I needed a small piece for a finishing workshop with Loretta Moore. This worked perfectly for a pillow with a proddy trim.
Created By Members of the Guild
In the June 2014 our guild was invited to attend the Pointe-Claire Horticultural Society’s celebration of their 80th anniversary. To get in the spirit we decided to hold a Sunflower Hook-In and members produced a veritable garden of lovely sunflowers which were then put on display at the PCHS event.