Rug Hooker Extraordinaire

DSC03473

The lampshades below were also hooked by Syr!

I’m always amazed at those people who have more than one exceptional talent. Maybe that’s because I don’t venture very far from writing myself, and I forget that many others do. While I’ve known author, Syr Ruus (Love Songs of Emmanuel Taggart) for several years now, I’ve only recently discovered her talent for rug hooking. Imagine my delight when I discovered that she was having a show of her hooked rugs!

Yesterday, we drove to Petite Reviere to attend Syr’s opening at the River House Gallery. We were totally amazed by Syr’s work. Here are a few snaps I took to share with my blog readers.

DSC03475DSC03482DSC03469

Syr’s work will be on display at the River House Gallery during the month of April. If you get a chance , I suggest you drop in and take a look at the work from this local artist. There are many more rugs on display for your enjoyment. There are also copies of her book, “Love Songs of Emmanuel Taggart” for sale at the gallery if you’re interested in supporting a local author. You can check out Syr’s Facebook page as well to learn more about this talented writer/rug hooker.

Syr Ruus, Author

DSC03498  Congratulations, Syr, on the success of your rug hooking exhibition. We had a lovely time!

About these ads
Next Post
Leave a comment

20 Comments

  1. christicorbett

     /  April 7, 2013

    Laura,

    Those are AMAZING. I know only one stitch using a croquet hook and can only make simple blankets so I’m in awe at these!

    This post is Inspiring me to learn more seeing how beautiful these are.

    Thanks for sharing,

    Christi Corbett

    Reply
    • You’re welcome, Christi! I was amazed to learn Syr was a rug hooker and so excited to see her work. There are so many talented people out there.

      Reply
  2. syr@eastlink.ca

     /  April 7, 2013

    Thank you so much for attending the exhibit and for these kind words, Laura. Jane Steele’s new rug hooking studio and gift shop, River House has become a wonderful local gathering place. Each month she puts up a new display of hooked work.

    Reply
    • I wouldn’t have missed it, Syr. You’re such a talent in so many ways. I also learned yesterday that you do pottery as well.

      I love it when these small local places help to promote the work of local artists.

      Reply
  3. Judi

     /  April 7, 2013

    Those are very, very good…and very difficult to do. I did one pictorial and I had a very hard time getting the water in particular to look the way I wanted to look. I, also, did a bald eagle in the sky and it didn’t even come close to looking like an eagle. ( In my eye anyway). These ones of all the birds are beautiful, very talented person. But this is something that I could talk a little bit about, unlike writing. I have difficulty spelling, so book writing is not for me. I will stick to quilts and mats……

    Reply
    • Glad you enjoyed them, Judi! I thought you might be interested. Have you ever been to the River House? I noticed there were stamped canvases for rug hooking. Lots of wool material for hooking as well. Gee, if it hadn’t been for the fact that we had grocery shopping to do as well, I could have brought you with..:)

      Reply
  4. Beautiful! Does she make her own designs, too, or follow a pattern? Either way, they’re amazing. (You may need to buy one for your writing room/office! :))

    Reply
    • Yes, these are all her own designs. I think they’re marvelous. I wouldn’t mind having one, but I’m certain they’re not for sale. :(

      Reply
  5. Angela Wilson

     /  April 7, 2013

    Rug hooking is one of the many ventures I started in my life without finishing. hahahaha

    Reply
  6. cluculzwriter

     /  April 7, 2013

    Wow, so beautiful. I know, talent is awesome. Wish I could paint or sing or sew! And my mother could. She played the piano, guitar, sewed her own clothes, cooked awesome dishes, sang, danced, Her two older children are full of talent. And then she had me. LOL. Ah, I’m kind. That’s a talent in these days.

    Reply
    • Yes indeed, raising kids is a talent! I’m sure you have some hidden talents you don’t even know about, Joylene since your mother was so talented.

      Reply
  7. I am so impressed, a talented writer, a rug hooker and a potter! The rugs are amazing. Thanks for sharing this about Syr.

    Reply
    • Syr is an amazing person, Darlene. And terribly shy about her accomplishments. I’m sure I’ll discover some other hidden talents she has as time goes on. :)

      Reply
  8. Wow. Beautiful work. I’ve always wanted to try rug hooking.

    Reply
  9. Such amazing detail!

    Reply
  10. Those rugs are stunning! I’ve always wanted to learn how to hook rugs and I know I’ll get to it one day. :-)

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  • Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 151 other followers

  • Follow Laura Best on WordPress.com
  • my novels

  • Laura Best

  • Blog Stats

    • 58,780 hits
  • Add me

    Facebook Buttons By ButtonsHut.com

%d bloggers like this: