ABOUT

Lois J. Morris

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Statement

Lois Morris designs and creates hand hooked rugs and wall hangings using new and recycled fabric and yarn, which she dyes and overdyes.


Wool fabric remains her first choice using machine cuts of 2, 3, 4 and 5. She favors Contemporary, Floral, Portraits, Landscapes and Alternative Techniques using a combination of traditional hooking and other fiber skills such as: sculpting, creative stitches, material embellishments, 3D and other fabrics and yarns. As well, Lois hooks Primitives on wider cuts
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Biography

Born at Montreal, Quebec, Lois studied live model drawing at the Montreal Art Gallery under Arthur Lismer, and oil painting, charcoal and pastels under Elaine Johnson during the 1940s and 1950s. Then, while living in Ontario, she studied fine art floral ceramics and china painting in Woodbridge, under the tutelage of Mercedes.

In 1963, while living in Toronto, she took up rug hooking at an adult education class given by Jean Field, a teacher with Rittermere Craft Studio, formerly of Niagara, Ontario.


In 1967, Lois began teaching the craft from her home  as a Rittermere Craft Studio teacher. In 1973, she moved back to Montreal and  began teaching Rug Hooking full-time  from home and in classes at Centennial Hall, in Beaconsfield . Shortly thereafter, she formed the Beaconsfield Rug Hooking Guild. Also, she has been involved in annual and bi-annual rug hooking exhibitions ever since.

Later, the family was transferred to Ottawa, where she became involved with the Ottawa Olde Forge hooking group to share her knowledge and expertise. Lois also taught adult hooking classes at Riverdale High School and found time
to travel to Beaconsfield on Mondays to continue her work there.

She has participated in many OHCG shows across Ontario and co-convened the 1984 show in Ottawa. Lois was the guest speaker at the 1986 OHCG exposition in Toronto. She spoke on the topic “Portraits”, following which she wrote an article for Rug Hooking News Magazine.
 

Over four  summers, Lois was an invited lecturer who taught her craft to classes at Trent University School of Rug Hooking.

As a gifted artist in her craft, Lois has been the grateful recipient of several awards and prizes for her work during Guild shows.

 

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Copyright laws protect all materials contained in this Website. Many of the rugs are original designs of Lois J. Morris which may not be reproduced or used in any context whatsoever without written permission of the artist. Other rugs are original designs of rug hooking artists or rug hooking companies and may not be reproduced without permission of the copyright owner.

 

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