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On this Blog you will find articles about our activities and archives from 3 of the Guild's Web pages:
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Monday, October 15, 2012

Beginners' Course

Beginners' Course with Lois Morris

Tel. 1-450-834-6912; e-mail: lomohook@bell.net

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 6 cut.

If you have any old skirts, blue jeans, etc. Wash them in hot water and dry them in the dryer. You will take them apart and learn how to cut them in class.

Leftover balls of knitting wool are good too. Bring them if you have no further need of them.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

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
Designed and Hooked by Claire Fradette

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.

Hooked by Maria Romero

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 – www.edouardas.com 

Kay Cousineau
Hooked by Kay Cousineau

Log Cabin by Kay Cousineau

For this Log Cabin rug I used a template to trace the individual larger square and then each smaller square within it.
I used mostly leftover wool from previous projects and also overdyed wools and even old sweaters which also had been overdyed. It was a fun and easy rug to hook.

Chair Pad - Brenda Ticehrust
Hooked by Brenda Ticehurst

Little Chair Pad
by Brenda Ticehurst

I hooked this little chair pad in a Geometric Class with Judith Dallegret. It was for a little rocking chair we have in the country. The wool was scraps in nos. 4 and 6 cut, mostly from recycled coats.

Polar Bear - Maureen Rowe
Hooked By Maureen Rowe

Polar Bear Grenfell by Maureen Rowe

This is a Grenfell Mission style mural hooked with dyed nylons, all except for the bear which is wool that has been sculptured. It was one of my first rug hooking attempts and it set me on the path to my love of the craft. I still love hooking skies, water and snow.

Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild - Fall Show 2012

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.

Tuesday, October 2, 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.

Fall 2012
OHCG Newsletter - Issue 3 - Fall 2012

OHCG Newsletter - Fall 2012, page 22

Monday, October 1, 2012

TIGHR is now in Victoria BC

Welcome The International Guild of Handhooking Rugmakers (or 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: www.tighr.net to find out about the various methods of hooking rugs around the world.