Showing posts from November, 2012

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 e

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

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. Beginner's Course with Lois J.Morris *** Follow the link to see the Photo Album: Beginner's Course

Remembrance Day

Poppies - Betty Austin 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.