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Le Lavandou

The Lavandou Lavender Farm
by Louise G. de Tonnancour



Under stormy skies, Denise Morissette and I set out on Monday June 28, 2010 at 9:45 AM for Le Lavandou in Franklin in that wonderful region of Quebec called the “Suroît”. (Southwest part of the province, near the US border). Forty-five minutes later we arrived at destination and met with other rug-hooking friends: Brenda Ticehurst, Denise Vandenbemden, Maureen Rowe, Lynn Jackson, Lois Morris and her husband, Derek.

André Librex, artist and horticulturist, is the owner of this lavender farm. He established it some twenty years ago and, by dint of care and perseverance, it was the first to flourish in this province. Our host gave us a gracious and warm welcome and entertained us with a most informative talk about his work. Just then the weather cleared and we were able to picnic and hook outdoors all afternoon. As the chairperson for the special events for our guild, I am very pleased with the outcome of this day, a bit off the beaten …

Québec’s fête nationale 2010, in Beaconsfield

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by L. G. de Tonnancour

This year again, June 24th, some of our members  (Denise Morissette, Rose Kandy, Denise Vandenbemden and myself ) gave a few hours to be partof the celebrations and demonstrate to the visitors the traditional technique of rughooking.  The weather being on the rainy side, most of the activities took place inside the municipality's CommunityCenter. On that day, my fifteen year old niece Gabrielle wanted to join me. She is not a rug hooker ... (not yet!!! ) but she enjoys being behind the camera so she volunteered to take the pictures. I find it interesting to see what caught her attention.  Who knows...you might be inspired by one of her images ...

OHCG Newsletter / In the News

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Ontario Hooking Craft Guild - Reports by Branch Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild (Area 1) This is the Quarterly Activities Report published in the Ontario Hooking Craft Guild Newsletter. 
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Louise G. de Tonnancour / In the News

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Congratulations to Louise De Tonnancour who won first prize in the “Original Design of Alternative Techniques” at the Ontario Hooking Craft Guild Annual Meeting and Show.





BHCG 2010 Picnic

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A pleasant gathering by L.G. de Tonnancour
On Saturday, June 5, 2010, the Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild held its annual picnic at Centennial Hall. The President, Denise Vandenbemden, welcomed members and guests with cute badges in pretty boxes reminding us of the 35th anniversary the guild is celebrating this year.In spite of the rainy weather outside, inside there were wonderful rugs in progress to admire, warm smiles, much chatting among fellow hookers and a tempting sweet table proved this day to be a success. Let’s keep on with tradition and do it again in June 2011.

Centennial Celebrations Kick-Off Party

Beaconsfield Centennial Celebrationby Maria Romero


Our guild was happy to participate in the kick-off to the centenary celebrations of the City of Beaconsfield on June 4th. Some guild members and their families were dressed in costumes of the era and mingled with a troupe of actors and extras who put sparkle in the party held on Beaconsfield Blvd. between St. Louis St. and Woodland Ave.


Show & Tell - June 2010

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The Rose Challenge  A guild challenge had been offered to do a rose or/and a candle rug

Rose Hooked by Ailish O'Keefe
The rose pattern was very interesting as a tool to learn how to do shading. As usual, Lois gave a very good class on shading but I ended up having lots of problems trying to get the shading done correctly. After many efforts that I kept taking back out, I decided to do it as if I were doing a watercolor painting – this worked very well for me, and I finally was able to complete the rose. I used purples – who ever saw a purple rose? I took artistic license! After I completed the rose and the leaves, I decided to do a white background using cotton thread that Lois gave me. I ended up having the rug stretched on a frame and it looks really good – at least I think it is beautiful!


Golden Rose Hooked by Sylvia Solomon


16 in x 16 in. recycled wool, no5 cut.
It’s a golden yellow rose on a royal blue background. It was indeed a challenge for me to do a piece with shading. I have m…