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Virtual Gallery

Gallery 3

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

  • Lorayne Charenko
  • Alice Hamilton
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    Lorayne Charenko. Photo: Marilyn Charenko
    Lorayne Charenko. Photo: Marilyn Charenko

    Lorayne Charenko

    It was in 1978 that Lorayne and I each joined the Guild, and we became particularly good friends. In those days, the Guild met in a hut which stood on the west side of Centennial Hall. It was later torn down, and then our meetings moved into Centennial Hall. Lorayne contributed greatly at the Guild hook-ins. Always elegantly dressed and gracious, she was friendly with everyone and always gave generously of her time to helping Guild members, offering advice on hooking techniques and encouraging others to share their talents. She was a master at the carving technique which she especially enjoyed doing. Although Lorayne now finds it difficult to get out she still maintains close contact with the Guild, following the activities and keeping in touch with members. She was president from 1993-1995.

    Sally Perodeau - Past President
     
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    Lorayne Charenko. Victorian Rose
    Lorayne Charenko. Victorian Rose

    Victorian Rose

    Year hooked: 1980’s
    Size wool cut: #2
     
    Kay Cousineau and I each did this rose while taking a course with Joan Boyle to learn shading and bevelling or carving techniques. I love doing this carving technique.


    Lorayne Charenko, Butterflies
    Lorayne Charenko, Butterflies

    Butterflies

    20 inches x 24 inches
    Designer unknown
     
    I like how the colourful butterflies really feel like they are in motion and stand out against the soft pale grasses in the background. It was shown in the Guild’s 1993 Winter Carnival Exhibition.


    Lorayne Charenko, Critters, Designed by Joan Boyle
    Lorayne Charenko, Critters, Designed by Joan Boyle

    Critters

    24 ½ x 13 ½ inches
    Designed by Joan Boyle
     
    The pattern and materials for this rug came in a kit. The techniques I used include fine shading and fancy stitches. It was exhibited in the Guild’s 15th year anniversary show in March 1990.


    Lorayne Charenko., Winter
    Lorayne Charenko., Winter

    Winter

    19 x 26 inches
    Designed by unknown artist
     
    I enlarged a Christmas card, and drew this pattern onto linen. I hooked it with newly dyed wool and over-dyed repurposed wool. I think I hooked it in the early 2000’s.


    Alice Hamilton
    Alice Hamilton

    Alice Hamilton

    Alice has a definite artistic flair and her attention to detail is amazing. She did two large rugs for her grand-nieces that she designed herself ,which turned into beautiful wall hangings, making every viewer break into a big smile. She also made several other smaller rugs representing scenes and flowers, which often turned into cushions.
    Alice served as president from 2003 to 2004 and as secretary for one year. Although she no longer hooks, she enjoys getting news about the guild from me. She is still warmly remembered as a fun member of the guild.

    Sylvia Solomon
     
    To find more about Alice on our website, please go to News and Blog and use the search tool in the top right corner.


    Alice Hamilton. Lauren Elizabeth and the Big Honney Hunt. Original
    Alice Hamilton. Lauren Elizabeth and the Big Honney Hunt. Original

    Lauren Elizabeth and the Big Honey Hunt

    Original
    2003
     

    This rug was hooked with love for my grand-niece, Lauren Elizabeth. I designed and drew the piece myself and hooked some parts using wool from clothing worn by Lauren’s grandfather. I hope it will be an amazing reminder to Lauren of her great-aunt's love.


    These two round cushions have been conceived as a pair. My goal was to create a subtle floral design using multiple shades of purple colour and a white background.

    Alice Hamilton. Garden Bench. Original
    Alice Hamilton. Garden Bench. Original

    Garden Bench

    Original
     

    For this piece I hooked 3 different flowers in a triangle surrounded by foliage and small flower buds to form a circle.

    Alice Hamilton. Spring Garden. Original
    Alice Hamilton. Spring Garden. Original

    Spring Garden

    Original
     

    For this piece I placed an open flower at the center surrounded by others at different angles and sizes to balance the composition.


    Alice Hamilton. Tulips. Original.
    Alice Hamilton. Tulips. Original.

    Tulips

    Original
     

    This pillow has 5 stylized tulips arranged in a circle with a black background to provide a good contrast. The curved leaves help create an interesting design.


    Alice Hamilton.  Mother's Garden. Original
    Alice Hamilton. Mother's Garden. Original

    Mother's Garden

    Original
     

    For this oval piece I used a variety of shapes and sizes of flowers. Different colours and shades helped create contrast.


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