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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Olde Forge Hook-In 2014- Report




By Ti Seymour and Louise G. de Tonnancour

All OHCG Region 1 hooking enthusiasts look forward to this springtime event. 89 participants at this year’s Olde Forge Hook-in in Ottawa, Ontario, gathered to renew friendships, hook, purchase wool and admire one another’s work. They came from Brockville, Deep River, Pembroke, Rideau Valley, Martintown, Merrickville, Ottawa , including twelve members from our own Guild in Beaconsfield, Quebec. On arrival, we were each gifted with a beautiful hand-made wool purse.  Later in the day, Lin Watson wore hers and graciously thanked the artists who made them. Lucie Deschamps warmly welcomed us and thanked the volunteers who worked behind the scenes to make the gathering successful. Four vendors were also present, selling patterns and many wonderful shades and textures of wool to tickle our fancy. Raffle tickets for a delicious basket of rug hooking wares were sold and I am excited to report that our own Riitta Jackson won!! Soon a “Show and Tell” had each participant display their work. There were many “ooos” and “aaahhhs” – from the audience, you will see why from the photos accompanying this article. All too soon the event was over and we had to head home …in the snow!

It was a pleasure and delight to visit the Olde Forge and their members. Well done ladies for a brilliant day. We hope to see you again soon.