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New resource

New – Reserve of wool scraps    Kitt has initiated a wool reserve which is stored in the drawers of the dresser in the front board room. Are you looking for a few wool strips of a particular colour? This treasure trove might have just what you need! This is meant as a give and take - you take a bit and you contribute a bit. All pieces are sorted by colour and stored in clear Ziplock bags. You will find both small pieces of wool fabric and pre-cut worms of various sizes. You will find wool yarn in the bottom drawer. Please feel free to help build up this stash! Great new resource, Kitt! Thank you! Laura, Claire, and Kitt sort wool for our new Scrap wool repository.

St Valentine

February 12, 2024. Red Day Valentine’s Day - a day to celebrate love of all kinds! For us today, we celebrated the love of our craft and our community, and we each wore something red to prove it. Our Sell and Swap sale drew in some members we had not seen for a while, which is always a treat, as friendships grow deep over the years. Standing: Brenda, Judith, Claire, Kitt. Sitting: Denise, Karen, Harold. Hearts and Chocolate! Liz chooses this hoop at our Sell and Swap sale. Jacques, Gaétan, Mayumi, and Isabelle.    Sue, Joanne, Ann, and Helen. Jacqueline is one of the lucky door prize winners!

Marianick & Gaétan / In The News

Jeu de mémoire / Exhibition     Marianick Viatour and Gaétan Berthiaume are visual artists specialising in wood sculpture. They joined our Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild in September 2023, after having visited our rug exhibition in April 2023. They are having a vernissage and exhibition in Gatineau from Wednesday, January 31 through March 28. 12 sculptures will be presented, including one hooked piece, along with a short film of 28 minutes. Wonderful news! Congratulations! For more information, follow this link: Jeu de mémoire  (In French) Picture source: Viatour-Berthiaume Info-letter (with the artists permission).


Tiny Treasures Workshop with Sara Judith    January 13-15, 2024. Thanks to Mary, our Guild was very fortunate to have Sara Judith, renowned rug hooking artist and teacher from Nelson BC, come to Centennial Hall to present us with a 3-day workshop called Tiny Treasures. Claire and Kitt provided some yummy snacks for the coffee breaks. Sara, Mary, and Claire. Our first day was challenged by a snowstorm! However, Carolyn M came to the rescue and set up a Zoom room for us which half of the group made precious use of on Saturday. The workshop was really fun. We learned about design principles and the use of colour, and how these elements differ for tiny rugs compared to larger rugs. We each made a tiny hooked rug using #2 and #3 cuts and yarns. We also each made a tiny punched rug using a #14 Oxford punch and learned about creating special effects. Juliet and Fay are enjoying this workshop. Joanne is already finishing her third rug! Carolyn E and Chris, who is holding up her Scotland rug. A

Show & Tell / January - March 2024

Featured Rugs Gallery       In this Gallery, you can tour a selection of rugs from our last Exhibition, held in April 2023 at Centennial Hall. Explore our Blog to see the rugs showcased in the past.  Show & Tell / January-March 2024. Winter. Winter – Let’s Get Cozy As the cold winter days approach, we pull out our oversized sweaters and warm socks, sip a hot drink, and get lots of rug hooking done. May the rugs in this Show and Tell warm your imaginations and inspire your craft. The Winter Journey. A Karla Gerard pattern hooked by Christina Delaney. Detail. Christina Delaney The Winter Journey Karla Gerard pattern Purchased from Hooked on the Lake 2021 Cuts #4, #6, #8 on linen 25” x 30” Whipped edging  The whimsy and the fox sold me on this delightful pattern. It is my winter rug which I hang in my entrance. Les Éboulements – Hiver (Les Éboulements - Winter). Design by Isabelle Rollin, hooked by Jacques Lepage. Detail. Jacques Lepage Les Éboulements – Hiver (Les Éboulements - Wi

Show & Tell / Kay Cousineau

In memory of Kay Cousineau (October 11, 1923 – November 13, 2023) Respectfully submitted by Ti Seymour Kay Cousineau (1923-2023). It is with great sadness that the Beaconsfield Rug Hooking Guild bows our heads in respect and wishes Godspeed to our Past President. Kay spent her working life as the executive secretary at the head office of the Royal Bank in Montreal. Later she applied her keen spirit to becoming President (1978-1980) of the Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild and was instrumental with Lois Morris in pursuing the Ontario Hooking Craft Guild (OHCG) to make Beaconsfield a Branch. This was granted in 1979 and a group of members attended their first Annual Conference held at the Mohawk University in Hamilton, ON. The inspiration drawn from this experience spurred members on to make a special trip every second year, the travel distance being a key factor in this decision. The Guild still draws on these stories and continues to exhibit both at the OHCG annual and locally to kee