Artist Profile – Diane Ayles

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A discussion with Diane Ayles Hooked Wool Fibre Artist

Delicate Shades of Pink
Delicate Shades of Pink – Original – won Best in Textile-Fibre & Best in Show at the Spring Ahead Show in Huntsville, Ontario.
The Purple House
The Purple House

Rosalie I. Tennison: What enticed you to delve into rug hooking in the first place?
Diane Ayles: On a warm summer afternoon my urge to paint and create moved me to look at different mediums to express myself. A special gift from my mother-in-law provided me with the inspiration, a piece she hooked, titled Sugaring Off from the Bluenose series. Through her passion and support she helped start my journey into rug hooking. With the continuous support from my friends and family, I continued to explore this lost art through the touch of the wool and the warmth of colour.
The vibrant depth and creative possibilities of this medium have pushed me to new challenges with each piece.
RIT: What is your biggest source of inspiration for your creative work?
Read more in our Summer 2013 issue.

Diane Ayles
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2 Responses

  1. Lorna Atkins

    Hello Diane, I am Lorna Atkins, A member of OHCG,Huronia, I mention Rug Hooking to a friend,Libby { Rawding } Woods and Showed her the news. Libby,replied that she knew you. Libby now lives part time near Wasaga and also in Orangeville.
    I admire your work and have hooked a nature inspired piece “Moose On Golden Pond”

    Met a Lady at the Wood carving Show, ,Wanita Martin and Husband Ron. Wanita showed an interest in Rug Hooking. They are from Huntsville. Do you have a group there?

  2. Lorna Atkins

    Hello Diane, I am Lorna Atkins, A member of OHCG,Huronia, I mention Rug Hooking to a friend,Libby { Rawding } Woods and Showed her the news. Libby,replied that she knew you. Libby now lives part time near Wasaga and also in Orangeville.
    I admire your work and have hooked a nature inspired piece \”Moose On Golden Pond\”

    Met a Lady at the Wood carving Show, ,Wanita Martin and Husband Ron. Wanita showed an interest in Rug Hooking. They are from Huntsville. Do you have a group there?

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