A Creative Partnership Part 2: Jocelyn Guindon

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By: Anne-Marie Littenberg

Aum, 16" round chair pad, 4-ply hand-dyed wool yarn on monk's cloth.  Hooked by Jocelyn Guindon and designed by Tony Lathan, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 2010.

Editor’s Note: Jocelyn Guindon and Tony Latham, from Montréal, Québec, Canada, are partners and rug hooking artists. Anne-Marie Littenberg wrote about Tony Latham in the September/October 2011 issue of Rug Hooking magazine. This article showcases Jocelyn’s work.

Jocelyn first tried rug hooking during a road trip to the Cheticamp area of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. He purchased and completed a kit for a 4" mat hooked on burlap with wool yarn. Given his novice skills and the crude hook and materials, Jocelyn’s task was difficult.

Not one to walk away from a challenge, Jocelyn persevered. He is rigorous and systematic, both in his work as Chair of Geography at Dawson College in Montréal and in his pursuit of rug hooking. He enjoys the process of patient, detailed, and advanced designing; precise color planning; and perfect loops. Jocelyn’s eye for detail is finely honed, which means that Tony frequently dyes and dyes again the multiple wool samples demanded by Jocelyn’s uncompromising vision.

This article is from the January/February 2012 issue. For more information on our issues, check out our issues page.

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