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Monday, November 19, 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: lomohook@bell.net
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 you will see the progression of colour from end to end and also you will see what happens when you overdye colored textured wools.)
 
Students:  Bring to class  --  a color wheel,  a note book and pen.  (some notes will be provided).

Saturday, November 17, 2012

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 exhibition. Then, we moved on to the admission's counter and worked our way slowly through the 2 floors of exhibits. The work of the featured artists, Ann Winterling, Catherine Henning, and Elizabeth Guth, each held our attention for a long time. Of course, we found much to admire among the vendors' offerings: Maria bought wool for her next project and Carolyn bought some for her stash. On our drive home we recollected details of several of our favorite rugs and hope to see them again next year as people's choice winners.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Beginner’s Course in Rug Hooking

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.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Remembrance Day

Betty Austin
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.