Showing posts from March, 2013

Show & Tell / January-March 2013

In this Gallery, you can tour a selection of rugs from our September 2012 exhibition, held at the Beaconsfield Library. Grandfather's Fox - Isabelle Rollin Grandfather's Fox by Isabelle Rollin My first rug was inspired by my Mother who told me that her Father had designed and maybe even hooked a rug with a fox and flowers. Together, my Mom and I spent many precious moments trying to recreate this design. This has a great deal of 'doing and undoing' as I was learning to hook. Thank you all for your advice and encouragement. Thanks Mommy. The rug is 26-5/8"x38", wool cut no. 6. Original design hooked with recycled material from blazers, skirts and shared wool. Wolf Howling - Carolyn Ells Wolf Howling in a Winter Night-Time Landscape by Carolyn Ells I designed this mat for a course on Grenfell-style rug hooking that I took with teacher Joan Fraser. The wolf profile was inspired by my Yukon parka and by a photo of a wolf

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 Spring 2013, page 1 OHCG Newsletter Spring 2013, page 16 OHCG Newsletter Spring 2013, page 19 Keywords: Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild,  Lecture / Conference

Carolyn Ells / In The News

Ginger, original by Carolyn Ells Celebration of Hand-Hooked Rugs XXIII "Ginger", an original design by Carolyn Ells,  is one of the 17 rugs that received  an Honorable Mention  by the judges: April DeConick, Jon Ciemiewicz, Laura Pierce, and Katie Hartner. The rug will appear in Celebration of Hand-Hooked Rugs XXIII , magazine to be published in August! Congratulations Carolyn! Follow this link:


Matty - Auctions Wool Auction_ The auction was a great success thanks to our President whose humorous spiel over the bits and pieces of wool kept us all laughing. Rug hookers, especially our new members, acquired wool for their future masterpieces.

Reflection, Transparency and Absorption Course

Reflection, Transparency and Absorption Course_ by Rose Kandy Glass Bottles - Ailish O'Keefe This workshop given by Lois Morris was attended by four veteran rug hookers and three beginners who had just taken the Beginner's Course and were interested in learning more. The veterans first assignment, prior to taking the course, was to find a picture which contained optimally all three elements on which we would base our rugs. Next we had to round up the necessary colours from our stashes of wool. Of course, that also involved several days of dyeing wool to achieve the exact hues needed. Interestingly, everyone chose different elements to feature in their rugs - definitely reflection, then transparency, absorption was more difficult to define.  At the same time, the beginners, while continuing with their own rugs, were avidly listening to how to hook reflections and to achieve transparency. Lac de seize îles - Brenda Ticehurst By looking intensel