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Monday, April 29, 2013


On April 29, 2013, the Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild held its Annual General Meeting at Centennial Hall. With a majority of members in  attendance, we are pleased to announce that the following members have been elected to the Executive Committee: Riita Jackson and Ti Seymour as Co-Presidents, Denise Morissette as Vice-President, Pat Strike as Secretary and Jacqueline Bouchard as Treasurer. The new executive took up their respective duties immediately following the meeting. We wish them well for the coming year and thank them their willingness to manage the Guild for its members.



Bottom row: from left to right, Denise Morissette, Pat Strike, Jacqueline Bouchard, Riita Jackson and Ti Seymour

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Olde Forge / April 2013

Olde Forge Hook-In

Six BHCG members (Brenda Ticehurst, Lucie Lambert, Lin Watson, Lois Morris, Jeanne Osler and Maria Romero) drove to Ottawa on a sunny and warm day to attend  the Olde Forge's Annual Spring Hook-In for the Ontario Area 1 members.

Upon arrival, each one was given the choice of a piece of spot dyed wool from a selection of four colour schemes. Erin Ryan, President of Old Forge gave us a warm welcome and invited us to partake of the coffee and tea which was available to all throughout the day.

About 80 people hooked, talked, shared tips and ate more delicious goodies served by the Olde Forge members. After lunch, everyone participated in a Show and Tell hosted by Lucie Deschamps. Lois Morris showed a rug she was hooking to go with a Baskets quilt, both of which  will be raffled in May to raise money for the RRA Bursaries for graduates  from the English High School. Tickets were snapped up in record time. The drawing will take place at a Military Whist May 24th.

Vendors Loretta Moore, Christine Gibson and Elaine Tigges had an amazing stock of wools on offer to the great joy of hookers who needed to buy wool or patterns or just could not resist the temptation to add wool to their stashes.

The experience was wonderful and very inspiring. Congratulations to Olde Forge members and special thanks to Erin Ryan who suggested that everyone visit the
Beaconsfield Guild Website.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Show & Tell / April-June 2013

On this Gallery, you can tour a selection of rugs from our September 2012 exhibition, held at the Beaconsfield Library.

Thistle and Goldenrod, hooked by Kay Cousineau
Thistle and Goldenrod, hooked by Kay Cousineau

Thistle and Goldenrod
by Kay Cousineau

This piece was hooked and carved during a workshop given in May 1984 by Joan Boyle, an artist and teacher from Ontario.
As this was a one-day workshop,  all the dyed wool and material was supplied by the teacher. The wool was cut in #3.

Mushrooms hooked by Denise Morissette
Mushrooms hooked by Denise Morissette

by Denise Morissette

This rug was hooked during a workshop on sculpting. I attended the classes given by Lois Morris who furnished all the material we needed. The wool was cut in #3. After hooking the mushrooms, I chose to do the background in dark green wool, cut #5. The piece measures 14" x 11".

I liked doing this type of hooking and, at the moment, I am working on a Still Life sculpted piece.

Midway Memories hooked by Lois Morris
Midway Memories hooked by Lois Morris

Midway Memories
by Lois Morris

My grand-daughter, Sarah, danced for Six Flags on her summer home from college. We went there to see her in a show. As we walked through the amusement park, we passed the Merry-Go-Round which brought back memories of when I was young.

Hence, the horse and pole - I hooked the horse out of beige mohair wool. His mane is also mohair wool, some dyed in shades of brown, grey and black and hooked in long strands which became silky when I brushed them. I gave them a little haircut and it did the job. The rings, representing ring toss, are hooked in regular hooking wool, cut #5, and dyed in green and gold to get a brassy feel. The streamers, cut in #2, represent the banners that are everywhere; some are hooked in wool, others in cotton string, which I dyed a few shades of each colour. The background is hooked with regular natural wool, cut in #3 and dyed sky blue and Copenhagen Blue. The border is hooked with a mottled navy blue mohair wool. The piece measures 29" x 35".