Monday, October 4, 2010

Rug Hooking Camp Part Two


At our annual Hooking Retreat this year we put on a show of the Grain Elevator Rugs that will be touring Saskatchewan for the next three years...the first Gallery show will take place at the Regina Legislature Building. 
As we know our Grain Elevators are becoming a scarce fixture on the prairies because of neglect, fire or just being torn down to make room for the new concrete grain silos of the future. It is so heartbreaking to see such an important part of our farming history turn to dust...so it was decided that in memory of these landmarks we would put out a call to folks across Canada to hook a Grain Elevator Rug. Below you will find a small sampling of the rugs created for this show...I apologize for not listing the creator's name...I was madly dashing about trying to take pics before the hoards of hookers came to view them. If you would like to find out more about this traveling exhibit please go to our blog where you will be able to find a link to our group & any information you may need.





















I hope you enjoyed looking at the rugs...so much attention to detail...the amount of work put into each rug, the color planning, dying, cutting etc. it just overwhelms me when I think about it...& if you aren't a hooker...while...just enjoy them for what they are...incredible rugs that will serve as reminders of days gone by.
Cheerio, Susan


12 comments:

WoolenSails said...

Beautiful interpretations of grain silos, love the different ways they used art forms to hook them.

Debbie

Cheryl said...

Thank you for showing such a body of fabulous work! I love them all, but the one with the fields of grain and the pumpkin colored border is very fetching.

Susan deGeneres said...

These rugs are just gorgeous. I love everyone of them!

Joanne@ Desertmountainbear said...

I can not imagine the time and energy it would take to create such detailed beautiful rugs. They are all amazing and I loved seeing them.

Len said...

These are really beautiful. I wish that they would come to the West Coast, Victoria specifically. My wife and I would love to see them.

Michelle @ Periwinkle said...

they are all lovely! interesting to see different interpretations

Michelle May said...

They are all stunning! So much detail and so much work in each piece. A very talented group. How much fun this must have been.
xx, shell

Jan - Big Brown Dog Primitives said...

Wow! These are absolutely amazing. Thanks so much for sharing the photos, Susan. I'm so glad that you and your group are keeping this lovely craft alive.

Sparrow Primitives said...

What stunning work! I absolutely love the one with the orange border and patchwork fields. It is a craft I would dearly like to learn. Fancy a trip to England? :)

Alicia said...

They are great!!! Thank you very much for the pictures!!
Hugs
Alicia

Susan said...

Wow. Those are absolutely gorgeous. I can't even imagine being able to do something like that. Though I know I would love it. I wish there were a rug hooking camp out my way. ;-)

Very, very pretty.
Susan
http://clucklebees.blogspot.com/

Maggey and Jim said...

Awesome work.. Love them all.
Maggey

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