Category Archives: Rug Hooking

In the Loop – Heritage Rug Hookers of Saskatoon

Standing Tall by Marlene Bartlett
[columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] the grain elevator project Grain Elevators: Vanishing Prairie Landmarks Our club, the Heritage Rug Hookers of Saskatoon, is made up of a diverse group of women of all ages and professions. We come together due to our shared passion for traditional rug hooking. Historically, in Canada, rug hooking served both practical […]

In the Loop – Saskatchewan Stitches Conference

Saskatchewan Stitches Conference members

The 8th Annual Saskatchewan Stitches Conference was held at the St. Peter’s Abbey in Muenster, Saskatchewan from May 29 – June 6, 2010. The Conference is organized each year by the Haus of Stitches under the direction of Wendy Toye, owner. It offers creative classes with internationally renowned fibre and needle work artists and attracts […]

Ontario Hooking Craft Guild

[columns] [span4] [/span4][span4] [/span4][span4] [/span4][/columns] the guilded edge: 2011 OHCG 45th Annual Exhibit In May 2011, I attended the Ontario Hooking Craft Guild (OHCG) Annual for just a few short hours. It was worth the drive to London, just to see the display of rugs. The theme for 2011 was The Sound of Colour, and […]

My Heart Aflutter Pillow

My Heart Aflutter Pillow

I have more creative ideas rattling about in my head than the time required to accomplish them all. This is very frustrating, although I’ve often heard, Rome wasn’t built in one day. Seeing creative ideas materializing is one of the greatest satisfactions in life. A small example is My Heart Aflutter hooked pillow. It’s a […]

Artist Profile – Diane Ayles

Sunset from the East – November Sunset
[columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] Rosalie I. Tennison, Copy Editor for ANPTmag, had the pleasure to interview Diane Ayles for an Artist Profile in our Summer 2013 issue. In the Artist Profile, we explored Diane Ayles’ exquisite hooked wool art, and discovered that it’s her interest in art and history that brought her to express her […]

Artist Profile – Diane Ayles

Delicate Shades of Pink

A discussion with Diane Ayles Hooked Wool Fibre Artist [columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] 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 […]

Ocean Treasures Cushion Cover

Ocean Treasures Cushion Cover

“This project is a one page pattern that works beautifully as a pillow centre. The design could be embellished with beads or it could be modified for a simple embroidery project.” Finding shells on the beach is an addictive pastime if you have walked along an ocean shore with the water lapping over your feet. […]