45th Anniversary Logo, by Maria Romero

Virtual Gallery

Gallery 2

On this Gallery, you can tour a selection of rugs from :

  • Sally Perodeau
  • Kay Cousineau
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    Visit our Blog to see more of her rugs showcased in the past.

    Next:  November 7th: Debbie Séguin / Gallery 5


    Sally Perodeau  - Photo: Alison Perodeau
    Sally Perodeau - Photo: Alison Perodeau

    Sally Perodeau

    A skilled rug hooker, a great organizer, a tireless volunteer and enthusiastic participant, committed and devoted to the BHCG throughout most of its history, it is no wonder that Sally has been president, not once, but twice! (1984-86 and again from 1997-1998.). It all started in 1978 when Sally saw a rug in Audrey Colliss’ entrance hall. “I was so impressed that I enrolled in the rug hooking class for beginners held by the City, and I have been hooking ever since.” Although Sally no longer attends meetings, she continues as a Guild member.
    Maria Romero - Webmaster
     
    To find more about Sally on our website, please go to News and Blog and use the search tool in the top right corner.


    Sally Perodeau. Euclid, a McGown-Flynn pattern
    Sally Perodeau. Euclid, a McGown-Flynn pattern

    Euclid

    A Pearl McGown & Jane McGown Flynn pattern
    30.5” x 55”
    1992
     
    This rug was on display in Moshimer’s studio in Kennebunkport, Maine and I fell in love with the pattern. I enjoyed doing the rug as it was very repetitive with lots of neutral colours and the composition alternates antelopes, ostriches, and ornamentation. I used no. 3 cut and hand dyed all the wool. It hangs on the wall of the entrance to my daughter’s condo and is admired by all her guests who believe she purchased it in Africa.


    Sally Perodeau. The Fisherman. Adaptation of a textile design
    Sally Perodeau. The Fisherman. Adaptation of a textile design

    The Fisherman

    Adaptation of a textile design
    12 x 24”
    Number 3 cut
    2005
     
    This piece hangs on the wall of my daughter’s house. The idea for the piece came from a textile design. I was inspired by an illustration on a linen book sleeve (artist unknown). I did an adaptation of the pattern, choosing a component of the print (the fisherman) and adding the middle section with aquatic creatures, and the bottom section in reverse, as I thought it would look interesting to create a mirrored composition.


    Sally Perodeau. Oriental Rug., a McGown-Flynn pattern
    Sally Perodeau. Oriental Rug., a McGown-Flynn pattern

    Oriental Rug

    A Pearl McGown & Jane McGown Flynn pattern
    40” x 24”
     
    This is Kashani Hunt Panel, a pattern designed by Pearl McGown & Jane McGown Flynn. My first love is oriental designs and I have done many of them. This one I would call contemporary, very lively and I enjoyed doing it. Except for the navy background, the wool is all hand dyed. Lois J. Morris helped me as usual. This piece was shown in the BHCG 2000 Rug Exhibition, the 35th Anniversary Exhibition (2010), the March-June 2012 Show and Tell, and has been featured as a greeting card and as an animated rug to celebrate our 40th anniversary.


    Sally Perodeau. Sugaring off, a Rittermere pattern
    Sally Perodeau. Sugaring off, a Rittermere pattern

    Sugaring off

    A Rittermere Pattern
    24” x 35”
     
    Pictorials such as this are fun to do. You can draw the subject yourself or order a scene from one of the many catalogues available; similarly, gift cards are a good source of ideas. Pictorials are great for using a variety of materials. I used burlap for the sleigh, leather for the harness, old tweeds for the trees, plastic for the maple sap, my neighbour's old coat for the red jacket and some knitting wool for the smoke and some of the snow. Lois J. Morris is a great inspirational teacher; she suggests, helps, and encourages us always. Thank you, Lois. This piece was shown in the 35th Anniversary Exhibition (2010) and in the April 2011 Show and Tell.


    Kay Cousineau. Photo: Ti Seymour
    Kay Cousineau. Photo: Ti Seymour

    Kay Cousineau

    From the moment I met Kay, I held the utmost respect for the way she cared for the longevity of BHCG and preserving its history. Though Kay is not rug hooking anymore, at 97 years old this October, she still wants to hear all our rug hooking news. She recently told me “The Guild provided the most amazing friendships and the camaraderie was excellent, everything else that happened there was just a bonus” and I could not agree more.
    Ti Seymour - Past President

     

    Kay joined the Guild in 1977, was president from 1978-1980, and remained actively involved in all BHCG activities until recent years
     
    To find more about Kay on our website, please go to News and Blog and use the search tool in the top right corner.


    Kay Cousineau. Crewel Cushion
    Kay Cousineau. Crewel Cushion

    Crewel Cushion

    I made this cushion while taking a course with Lois J. Morris, who provided us with the pattern, so several of us used the same pattern. I used both #3 and #4 cuts of wool and the hooking work is done in a way to resemble crewel work.


    Kay Cousineau.  Carved Victorian Rose.
    Kay Cousineau. Carved Victorian Rose.

    Carved Victorian Rose

    I did this rose while taking a workshop with Joan Boyle to learn shading and bevelling or carving techniques. I hooked it with #2 cut wool. It was shown in 1990 at our Guild’s 15th Anniversary Exhibition.


    Kay Cousineau. Talisman Rose, a Joan Moshimer pattern
    Kay Cousineau. Talisman Rose, a Joan Moshimer pattern

    Talisman Rose

    This rose, a Joan Moshimer design, was done during a course by Lois J. Morris. It was hooked mostly with #2- and some #3- cut wool, using an extremely fine hook, and the emphasis was put on the fine shading with a limited palette of colours.


    Kay Cousineau. Carved Pansies
    Kay Cousineau. Carved Pansies

    Carved Pansies

    Original
     
    I hooked this framed piece about 40 years ago while taking a course with Lois J. Morris. I drew the pansies from a picture. I hooked it through velvet using a carving technique with #3 cut. I went with Lois to the Frame-U store; we chose a frame with the exact same colour as the velvet background. It was displayed at the 1980 OHCG show.


    Kay Cousineau. Flowered Rug
    Kay Cousineau. Flowered Rug

    Flowered Rug

    The designer of this rug is unknown. Sheila Brokeloff from the Brockville Branch came to visit our Guild; she had the pattern and I copied it. The flower design is popular and is used in many designs. I hooked the background using a non-directional hooking technique (or higgledy-piggledy).


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