Showing posts from October, 2012

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 l

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. 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 Kamchatka 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 Penins

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. BHCG 2012 Exhibition BHCG 2012 Exhibition BHCG 2012 Exhibition BHCG 2012 Exhibition *** Follow the link to see the Photo Album: BHCG 2012 Show

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. OHCG Newsletter - Issue 3 - Fall 2012 OHCG Newsletter - Fall 2012, page 22 Keywords: Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild,  Lecture / Conference

TIGHR is now in Victoria BC

TIGHR_ 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. Keywords: TIGHR,