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Dye Course

Dye Course - November 2012 given by Lois Morris_
Nov. 19th,  26th, & Dec. 3rd. 2012    at Centennial Hall, Beaconsfield, QC   
Over four Mondays, students learned to dye using onions skins, to dip dye, to brush dye and how to remove colour. They learned to dye an 8 value swatch (3" x 9") and an 8 value transitional swatch using a mixture of natural, white and coloured, textured wool. Students participated actively and took home samples.

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Animated Rugs To share with you the magic and joy of Holiday Season, Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild extend to you our best wishes and invites you to visit our Website to view a clip of rugs animated for the season. Please follow this link
Maria Romero Webmaster - Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild

Dye Course

Dye Course: Over 3 Mondays 10AM - NOON Nov. 19th,  26th, & Dec. 3rd.
at Centennial Hall, Beaconsfield, QC

Cost:  Course: $90.00    +     Materials:  $60.00    =    TOTAL: $150.00

Teacher: Lois Morris

To register please contact Lois Morris, latest November 5th, via e-mail at:
or by phone at 450-834-6912

On Monday  Nov. 19th students will participate in class.  You will each receive a selection of 12 Cushing dyes and a Colour Chart.

Day 1:  We will learn -- 2 ways to use onion skins, to dip dye, to spot dye,  to paint brush dye, and how to remove colour.  Students will take home a sample of each.

Day 2:  We will dye an 8 value swatch. (wool pieces 3" x 9"). You will each take home a swatch.

Day 3:  We will dye an 8 value transitional swatch (one that goes from one colour to another). Using a mixture of natural, white and (colored) textured wools.  You will take home a swatch.
N.B. (This swatch will contain white wool at each end and in the middle so that y…

Hooked on the Mountains XVI

Time and Motion at GMRHG 16th Exhibition_by Carolyn Ells

The Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild held its 16th Hooked in the Mountains exhibit, November 10-17, 2012, at the Shelburne Museum in Vermont. Members of our Beaconsfield guild participated in various ways. Louise G. de Tonnancour exhibited the hooked portrait of her ancestor. It looked very distinguished amid the more than 450 hooked pieces of art on display. Judith Dallegret taught a 2-day "Design and Colour Planning" class and she gave a lecture on "Folk Art to Knit Bombing". Lin Watson also presented a lecture on "Mat Making in the UK". Several members visited the exhibit to admire and be inspired. Maria Romero and I, and one of our St Henri rug-hooking friends, made our trip down to Vermont on the last day of the exhibit. What did we notice first? The round barn exhibit space was heated this year!! We admired our favorite rugs, which won people's choice awards in last year's …

Beginner’s Course in Rug Hooking

Beginner's Course_ Seven new members of the BHCG have just finished the Beginner’s Course under the expert guidance of our teacher, Lois Morris. It was joy to see such enthusiasm and commitment to rug hooking from these new ruggers. Welcome to the Guild.

*** Follow the link to see the Photo Album: Beginner's Course

Remembrance Day

In Flanders Fields
by Lt Col John McCrae

Composed at the battlefront on May 3, 1915
during the second battle of Ypres, Belgium

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place: and in the sky
The larks still bravely singing fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead: Short days ago,
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved: and now we lie
In Flanders fields!

Take up our quarrel with the foe
To you, from failing hands, we throw
The torch: be yours to hold it high
If ye break faith with us who die,
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Beginners' Course

Beginners' Course with Lois Morris

Tel. 1-450-834-6912; e-mail:
Price of course: $60.00

When: On Mondays for 5 consecutive weeks,  October 15 - November 12, 2012

Time: From 10AM to Noon. Noon to 1PM Lunch. Course continues from 1PM to 2PM.

Where: Centennial Hall, 288 Beaconsfield Blvd., Beaconsfield, Qc, H9W 4A7

Beginner should bring scissors and your lunch - Guild serves coffee and goodies.

Other materials you will need: A hoop, a hook, foundation (i.e. burlap, or other) and red dot (which is a transfer material).  (The hook, foundation, red dot and choice of patterns are available at the Guild as a kit for $12.00). The hoops are on order for approx. $35 each, the Guild will lend you one till they are delivered.

For the course, we will use new and recycled materials. Students will learn to transfer a pattern of their choice or design (pillow, rug, wall hanging etc.) onto the foundation. How to pull loops and how to use recycled and new material using #4, 5 and…

Show & Tell / October - December 2012

This is a selection of rugs from our September 2010 retrospective exhibition, held at Centennial Hall, to celebrate the Guild’s 35th anniversary.

Maple Leaves by Claire Fradette
This rug is my own design. While taking walks around Beaconsfield, I picked up leaves and then traced them on burlap. I dyed the wool for the leaves and the background is recycled wool. The cut is #6.

by Maria Romero

A photo [1] of the Uzon Caldera in Russia inspired the design for this rug. The composition of the picture and the beauty and colours of the caldera in Autumn impressed me.
These volcanoes are situated in the Kamchatka Peninsula on the Pacific Coast of Russia and are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The rug, which measures 20 in. x 29 in., is hooked on a linen foundation with no. 3 and no. 6 cut wool.

[1] Photographer Christian Gluckman © Caldeira d’Uzon – Kamchatka Peninsula, Autumn 2003 – 

Log Cabin by Kay Cousineau
For this Log Cabin rug I used a template to trace the indi…

Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild - Fall Show 2012

BHCG 2012 Exhibition_
Many visitors came to admire forty or so hooked pieces at the BHCG biennial show which was held from September 4 through 30 at the Beaconsfield Library. During the show, the Guild participated  in Cultural Days by giving demonstrations and encouraging many to try their hand at rug hooking.

OHCG Newsletter / In the News

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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TIGHR is now in Victoria BC

Welcome The International Guild of Handhooking Rugmakers (or TIGHR)!
TIGHR is now based in Victoria, BC from October 2012 thru 2015. You will remember for the last three years they were in Australia. Do visit their Website at: to find out about the various methods of hooking rugs around the world.

Cultural Days 2012 - Invitation

Rug Hooking Demonstration

Cultural Days 2012 - Program


First Meeting

Launch of 2012-2013 Season   
On Monday, September 10, 2012, the Guild began regular activities by greeting new members and holding its monthly business meeting. This was followed by a hook-in.
For the monthly hook-in on Saturday, September 15th,  members were invited  to begin the day by visiting our bi-annual exhibition at the Beaconsfield Library. Upon returning to Centennial Hall around 11:30, hookers and their guests were treated to a very interesting talk given by Lin Watson on the History of Hooked Rugs in Quebec. In the afternoon, after Show & Tell, a draw for a door prize took place. As usual, Carolyn Ells was the lucky winner.

*** Follow the link to see the Photo Album: September 2012 Kick-off

2012 Show - Invitation

Reserve the date!

2012 Biannual Exhibition Advertising

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In- Store - Demo & Course

In- Store Rug Hooking Demonstration and Course
Le Coin Artisanal
454 A Beaconfield Blvd., (between St-Louis Ave. and Fieldfare Ave.)
Beaconsfield, QC
H9W 4B9
Tel. 514-505-3075

•    Demo, Tuesday, August 11, 2012 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
•    Beginner's Crash Course - Part 1: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
•    Part 2 and Final Session: Friday, August 24, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Culture at your Fingertips / In the News

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2012 Exhibition / Contact

Beacondfield Hooking Crafters Guild 2012 Show was announced  by Contact, the municipal newsletter  of Beaconsfield.
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Lin Watson / In the News

The annual Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild Summer Hook-In
The annual Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild Summer Hook-In took place on July 27th and 28th at the Fireside Inn in West Lebanon, N.H. Our fellow rug hooker, Lin Watson, was among the guest speakers and, to the great pleasure of an audience of 100, she gave a wonderful PowerPoint presentation and discourse on the history of rug hooking in Quebec.
 *** Follow the link to see the Photo Album: Lin Watson 

Flyer 2012


Show & Tell /July - September 2012

This is a selection of rugs from our September 2010 retrospective exhibition, held at Centennial Hall, to celebrate the Guild’s 35th anniversary.

Tuscan Landscape
by Lorayne Charenko

This rug is an adaptation of a picture I had seen and liked. I used both new and recycled materials. I overdyed some pieces and cut out by hand strings of colour from plaid material.  New materials were cut by machine. I really enjoyed this project with its many challenges.

My Cottage Garden
by Maureen Rowe

This was my first walk-upon rug that I started at the Nova Scotia Rug Hooking Guild school many years ago. It was a pattern from an unknown source at the time and I found my childhood dream cottage in it. It is a fantasy house with very large flowers in front and lollipop trees behind. I felt like it was a candy house in a way. Hooked in wool. It has a place of honor on my living room floor and many loving feet have trod upon it.

2012 Saint-Jean Baptiste Day

Sunday, June 24 2012

Fête Nationale_
Saint-Jean Baptiste Day or Fête Nationale is always a good reason for the BHCG  to be part of the outdoors festivities on the beautiful grounds of Centennial Hall.  The visitors were numerous and responded with great questions to our rug hooking demonstration.

Follow the link to see the Photo Album: Fête Nationale 2012

Picnic 2012 - Invitation

Reserve the date!

2012 Picnic

BHCG 2012 Picnic_

On Saturday June 2nd, twenty-eight rug hookers came together for the BHCG annual picnic. Due to the rain, the event had to be moved inside Centennial Hall. As usual, there was a lot of activity, including Show & Tell in the afternoon. Candace Fradette won the door prize.

*** Follow the link to visit the PhotoAlbum:  BHCG 2012 Picnic

OHCG Newsletter / In the News



Rug Hooking Demo at the Beaconsfield Quilters Show
Sunday May 6, 2012, two members of BHCG,  Denise Vandenbemden and Louise G. de Tonnancour gave a rug hooking demonstration at the Beaconsfield Quilters Show held  at McGill University MacDonald Campus in Ste Anne de Bellevue.

*** Follow the link to visit the Photo Album: Demo at Beaconsfield Quilters Show