This is my latest rug hooking piece, titled “Lake Huron Study”. The piece measures 16″ by 25″, and will be used as a large table protector for placing hot or cold items.
For years I’ve been drawn to trying to capture the beauty of the view from the Lake Huron shore, and I find that rug hooking is wonderful way to do that, as the techniques are so simple, and it’s easy to blend colours and textures to create just the right effect.
I recently joined the Burlington Hooking Craft Guild, and that was a great move! The in-studio time helped me get this project completed, and the studio itself – located at the Art Gallery of Burlington – has a lot to offer, including a small supply shop, a huge kitchen with full dyeing equipment, a lending library, and an assortment of strip cutters.
What’s also great is the camaraderie of working alongside other dedicated and knowledgeable hookers.
The supplies for Lake Huron Study were purchased at Martina Lesar’s studio in Caledon. The abstract design is my own.