Welcome To Our Blog

Welcome To Our Blog
On this Blog you will find articles about our activities and archives from 3 of the Guild's Web pages:
  • Featured Rugs
  • Tips
  • Patterns

Latest News

Latest News

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Top20Sites / Our Website In the News


On March 2012, Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild ranked #11 of 20 Top Sites for Rug Hookers! 

Top 20 Sites
www.Top20Sites.com - March 31st, 2012

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

BHCG Website Has Been Redesigned

2012 Website

Come see our new Website at www.beaconsfieldrughooking.com and browse through the fresh new pages.

We took a good look at our old site and came to the conclusion that after four years, it was time to revamp it.

We started by redesigning the header and layout, which immediately gave a crisp new look to the site. We also took into account navigation and content to make a more functional and user-friendly Website. Our new menus allow you to access information quickly.

Because the site has grown and content has been changed, we created an Archive in a blog form where you will find content of the following pages:
  • News: with articles and pictures of our past activities;
  • Featured Rugs (Show & Tell) Gallery: rugs showcased on our Website in the past;
  • Tips: rug hooking tips and techniques.
This blog will be updated from time to time, as we add new tips and techniques and as we transfer past news and pictures from the new site to the Archive. We hope you will enjoy your visit. We would appreciate your feedback on this new site; to answer the short Website survey please follow this link www.beaconsfieldrughooking.com/contact.html

We have done our best to ensure that no mistake in the text, error in the links or in navigation occur. If you find an error, please advise us at webmaster@beaconsfieldrughooking.com or at editor@beaconsfieldrughooking.com.

Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild Website Committee

Louise G. de Tonnancour, President
Rose Kandy, Editor / Translator

Maria Romero, Webmaster
2008 Website

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

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. 

Click for a larger image.

Spring 2012
OGHG Newsletter Spring 2012 , Cover

OGHG Newsletter Spring 2012 page 22
OGHG Newsletter Spring 2012 page 23
OGHG Newsletter Spring 2012 page26

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Lecture by Lois Morris

The Reflection, Transparency and Absorption of Colours
by Rose Kandy

On March 17, 2012, fifteen or so Beaconsfield Crafters Guild members met at Centennial Hall to attend a talk and overhead presentation given by Lois Morris. Using a variety of pictures, Lois taught us how to study and look intensely at a composition and note all there is to see.
In the Fall, Lois Morris will be offering a rug hooking course based on this subject. This should be challenging, but a real learning opportunity.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Free Pattern

Lady with Cat, By Maria Romero

Free Pattern
Lady with Cat. Copyright 2015, Maria Romero

This free pattern is copyrighted and available for personal use only and may not be reproduced for commercial purposes. 

Please indicate the copyright this way:    Rug Title. Design by Maria Romero, hooked by (Your Name).

All image modifications need to be mentioned this way: Rug Title. Design by Maria Romero, adapted and hooked by (Your Name).

 *An adaptation means you have altered the pattern by changing, omitting or adding details to the image.

We encourage people who use our free patterns to send us a picture of their work so that we can publish it on our Blog ! Send your pictures and comments to the Webmaster.

Lady with Cat. Copyright 2015, Maria Romero
Lady with Cat. Copyright 2015, Maria Romero

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Judith Dallegret / In the News

Our Teacher Judith Dallegret is In The News. Rug Hooking Magazine  has showcased her work!
Congratulations Judith! We're so proud of you!

Follow this link to read an abstract of the article: http://www.rughookingmagazine.com/article/judith-dallegret

Rug Hooking Magazine
Rug Hooking Magazine, March-May 2012, page 1

 Click for a larger image and to read the article

Rug Hooking Magazine
Rug Hooking Magazine, March-May 2012, page 62

Rug Hooking Magazine
Rug Hooking Magazine, March-May 2012, page 63

Rug Hooking Magazine
Rug Hooking Magazine, March-May 2012, page 64

Rug Hooking Magazine
Rug Hooking Magazine, March-May 2012, page 65

Rug Hooking Magazine
Rug Hooking Magazine, March-May 2012, page 66

Rug Hooking Magazine
Rug Hooking Magazine, March-May 2012, page 67

Rug Hooking Magazine
Rug Hooking Magazine, March-May 2012, page 68

Rug Hooking Magazine
Rug Hooking Magazine, March-May 2012, page 69

Reprinted here with permission from the editor, Debra Smith.

Show and Tell / March-June 2012

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

Ironman - Alish O'Keefe
by Ailish O'Keeffe

My daughter Trish is a breast cancer survivor – when she was having chemo and radiation she decided she needed to have a goal – her goal was to do the Canadian Ironman – which she did the year after completing her treatments.   She has completed many more Ironmen since then –in Penticton, BC, Montreal, QC Lake Placid, NY,   St.Croix, US Virgin Islands,  Las Vegas,NV,   as well as  marathons, half-marathons, etc.  

The rug is a tribute to her accomplishments and I used the logos from  some of her  races – including Race Across America (a 3000 mile bicycle race over 4,800 km). 

I used number 6 width wool in three shades of grey.  For the logos I used the actual colors of each logo.

The Butterfly Gate - Denise Vandenbemden
The Butterfly Gate
by Denise Vandenbemden

This rug was an unfinished rug offered for sale at one of the guild's charity sales. The rose in the corner and half of the little one the side were hooked. The matching wool, however, was nowhere to be found. I bought the unfinished piece anyway and succeeding in dyeing the exact values of red. The pattern left a large area for a background and I find hooking backgrounds boring, so I added a number of butterflies and a checkered border. The size of the rug did not allow for a nice fit in the last corner (bottom right) so I left it open and hooked a butterfly in this door.

Sylvia Solomon - Attic Window
Attic Window
by Sylvia Solomon

This rug was made with no. 5 cut from recycled wool and some wool that I dyed.  It was inspired by a geometric course given by Judith Dallegret. It was fun trying to produce 3 shades of each colour.

Alice Hamilton
Chicken Coop Capers
by Alice Hamilton

New wool on linen foundation. I took a course on geometrics with Judith Dallegret and I decided on the Attic Window pattern. Having grown up on a farm, it brought back memories of being sent to get eggs from the chicken coop. This is my version of the hens having fun.

Sally Perodeau - Oriental

Oriental Rug
by Sally Perodeau

My first love is oriental designs and I have done many of them. This one I would call contemporary, very lively and I enjoyed doing it. Except for the navy background, the wool is all hand dyed. Lois Morris helped me as usual. The pattern comes from McGown-Flynn.