Showing posts from April, 2009

Carving Workshop

Carving Workshop by  Louise G. de Tonnancour Lois Morris The Beaconsfield Rug Hooking Guild really spoiled us this Spring with two wonderful workshops. The last one of the season “Sculpting” was given to us by Lois Morris, Saturday, April 25 th , 2009 . What a wonderful and profitable day this day was for all who attended!  Most of us feared of cutting at the wrong place...!!! The instructor gave undeniable expertise and personal care to all her students. It goes without saying that with laughter and good fellowship we all pulled through. Thank you, Lois, for your step by step guidance and the generosity that your teaching prevailed over the years and still fortunately will do, in the future. It’s a wish! Follow the link to see the Photo Album: Carving Workshop

Work in Progress

Show & Tell  by BHCG rug hookers of rugs in progress during Hook-In of April 6th, 2009. Alice Hamilton Betty Austin Betty Austin (detail) Lois Morris Lois Morris (detail) Louise G. De Tonnancour Sylvia Solomon Sylvia Solomon (detail) Ailish O'Keefe

Olde Forge 2009

Olde Forge Hook-In by Denise Vandenbemden On Saturday April 4 th we were invited to a hook-in hosted by the Olde Forge in Ottawa . Rug hookers from Ontario and Montreal ’s West Island hooked together and shared the stories behind the rugs they were making. A sale of hooking supplies had been organized and we felt like children in a Christmas store, looking, touching and buying beautiful wool.   The hosting ladies had baked delicious goodies for their guests and raffled a basket with desirable hooking supplies for charity as well as the flowers decorating the buffet table.  We had a wonderful time. A big thank you to the ladies of the Olde Forge. Follow the Link to see the Photo Album: Olde Forge 2009

Wonderful Drawing Tutorials!

© Jen Tabangcura   If you're planning to create a portrait or you want to design a human character, take a look at Jen Tabangcura's   drawing  tutorial  at Anatomy plz!

Show & Tell - April 2009

Round trip to New Mexico Designed and hooked by Louise G. de Tonnancour I always wanted to see New Mexico .   My dream became reality during a March school break.   Upon my return, I designed and decided to make this rug in the punchneedle technique.  60" in diameter Sudoku Designed and Hooked by Brenda Ticehurst When planning my next rug, I wanted to do something that would be more interactive for viewers.  In the summer at the cottage our family does Sudoku contests.  It gave me the idea to hook one.  I chose a puzzle that was symmetrical.  It is a medium difficult one.  To make it more colorful I assigned a consistent colour to each number.  At the bottom I made a pocket to hold pencils and a paper copy of the puzzle for those who wanted to try it.  I also hooked a few individual numbers that could be pinned in place when viewing the work. It is hooked on burlap with #6 Wool strips. Maureen and her boys Designed and Hooked by Ailish