Showing posts from January, 2013

Our Website is 5 years old!

Matty When we launched our Website on January 28, 2008, we compared it to a little fish swimming in the huge Internet sea.  We are proud to say that our little fish has grown. In March 2012, we redesigned our Website in order to make it more functional and give it a new 'look'. We created a Blog and in April 2012 we introduced Matty, our mascot. We are happy to tell you that our little fish has made many friends thanks to all who visited out pages. We are glad to note that we have visitors from all over the world, with the greatest number coming from Canada, USA and UK. About a third of our monthly visitors return to read news and events.  We constantly receive e-mails about rug hooking and our site has been commented on in Facebook and Blogs. Some pictures of our hooked rugs and animated rug videos have appeared on Pinterest.  It is interesting to note that some Websites use our pages to reference their articles.

Doily Rag Rug

Other Techniques Many rug hookers also knit. Claire recommends for interesting patterns (some free) for all the family and home decor. Site has tutorials, tips and when it comes to recycling,we especially like knitting rugs out of old bedsheets .   Follow the link to download the Rag Doily Rug Pattern. Rag Doily Rug Pattern by, knitted by Claire Fradette

2013 Kick-Off Luncheon

Kick-Off Luncheon On Saturday, January 19th, ten Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters attended the 2013 Kick-Off Luncheon at the Elixor Restaurant on the West Island of Montreal. A most enjoyable event where all had time to meet informally and exchange on many subjects.

Transparency, Reflections and Absorption

Course: Transparency, Reflections and Absorption Place:    Centennial Hall, Beaconsfield, QC Day and Time: Over 5 Mondays from January 21 to February 25, 2013 (no class Feb. 4th – Guild meeting day) Cost: $100 – Registration: December 17, 2012 latest Teacher: Lois Morris tel. 450-834-6912 or e-mail: This is an open class in Transparency, Reflections and Absorption. Students will do a piece of their own choice. It must contain Transparency (which presents well alone in a contemporary type of work) or do a piece showing all three. Check out pictures of Still Life, scenes with water, etc., or pictures with bottles or glassware that you may like to copy. I will have a few pictures of Transparency alone, which works well for a beginner. Those willing to bite the bullet and stretch their minds will enjoy incorporating all three in their work. You will dye your own colours, where necessary, over white, natural or any material you have that yo

Work in Progress

Show & Tell  by BHCG rug hookers of rugs in progress during Hook-In of January 7, 2013. Sylvia Solomon Louise G. de Tonnancour Kay Cousineau Elizabeth Kimoff Claire Fradette Pat Strike Ailish O'Keefe Jacqueline Bouchard

Rug Hooking Designs

Shelly Atkinson  is a self-taught visual artist and crafter from Nova-Scotia, Canada. She loves experimenting with styles, colours, textures and techniques in her paintings and illustrations. Shelly offers rug hooking patterns of animals, flowers, people, the four seasons, etc. She can create custom drawings of your pet or family and even revise her patterns, if requested. Her work can be found on greeting cards, journals, prints, rug hooking patterns, coasters. needlepoint patterns, calendars, posters, and a child's book. Go to Music Is Good For The Soul A Good Book Dog & 2 Birds Old Woman Who Lived In A Shoe

Animated Rugs

Winter - Denise Morissette After our video of animated rugs was so warmly received, we created another one to celebrate the Christmas Holidays. Over the month of December 2012,  we tallied 1,473 visits to the new video. We also received e-mails and comments on Facebook, on Forums such as Rug Hooking Daily and on a few Blogs as well as Pinterest. A very big thank you to everyone.