Showing posts from November, 2013

Dye Course

Dye Course - November 2013_   by Jacqueline Bouchard   

Having discovered the craft of rug hooking in the fall 2012, I immediately joined the Beaconsfield Rug Hooking Guild. I am gradually learning the vocabulary and the techniques. At first, I thought I could buy woolen fabrics in the exact colors I imagined or saw in the beautiful hooked rugs and pieces my clever and experienced co-hookers were creating. I was wrong! The colours of the many-hued blue skies, rose-petaled flowers or even pristine snow do not come in a bolt of fabric. They have to be created. This Fall I registered for the dye course given by Lois Morris, our experienced teacher, over three Monday mornings in November. I was given instructions to bring a note-book, a colour wheel and two sets of measuring spoons, one of which being spice spoons to measure a drop, a smidgen, a pinch or a hint. Very intriguing.
When I arrived for the first session, Lois was spreading very interesting material on the plastic-covered tables,…

Dye Course

Dye course taught by Lois Morris over 3 Mondays, from 10 AM to Noon, on November 11th, 18th and 25th.

For more information or to register, please email the co-presidents.


The Sunflower Project
Some pictures of  a Saturday Hook-In  at Le Coin Artisanal!

Introduction to Rug Hooking Workshop

Introduction to Rug Hooking

by Ti Seymour

On Saturday 19th October Riitta Jackson and Ti Seymour ran the first in a two part series of an Introduction to Rug Hooking.  Six adventurous ladies joined the class at Le Coin Artisanal in Beaconsfield and were given basic instruction on how to hook.  The newcomers were free to either go with a design already provided, design something themselves or bring along a kit.  It took little time for them to get to grips with their hooks and by the end of the first session all were confident to continue at home.  By the second class, all had made very good progress, one newcomer had finished her first piece and moved on to make a prodded sunflower! (1).

Among the tales told that day, it was lovely to hear about a new members excitement to rush home from work to pick up her new hoop and hook and get down to some serious business ...... rug hooking.

(1) A proddy is a tool that resembles long-nosed pliers and is used to insert very wide wool strips or pie…

Remembrance Day

In Flanders Fields
By John McCrae, 1915

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.