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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Satuday Hook-In

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

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Members sharing tips
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...and having fun

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Louise G. de Tonnancour Punch Needle Project

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 Louise G. de Tonnancour

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 Louise G. de Tonnancour

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Candance's Project

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Miss Silvia Squirrel Project

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A Storied Rug Project by Maria Romero

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Jackie's Project

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Sleepy-time Sheep Project

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Denise Vandenbemden's Project

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Bird Project

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Annie's Project
We hook our projects in a very warm and creative place! Le Coin Artisanal offers workshops and a vast selection of yarns, wools, fabrics and crafting tools.

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An Intermediate Knitting Lesson at Le Coin Artisanal

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Paola Le Brun and Chandra
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Julie Poirier

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The Textile Corner


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Farewell and Good Luck to Mayumi Takahashi



by Ti Seymour
 
Members said farewell to Mayumi at the December Monthly Meeting.  Mayumi announced at the meeting that it was her last time at the Guild and she would be moving to Minneapolis-Saint Paul at the end of the Month.  We wished her the best of luck with her move and encouraged her to keep in touch.  We look forward to receiving photos of Mayumi's current projects completed.  So keep in touch Mayumi and keep on hooking!!!

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Mayumi Takahashi

Sunday, January 19, 2014

2014 Luncheon



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New Year Lunch
Saturday 18th January
Noon
Piazza Romana
Pointe Claire Village
339 Chemin du Bord-­du-­Lac-­Lakeshore
(514) 697- 3594

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Presentation to the Knitting Guild


By Ti Seymour and Riitta Jackson


The Knitting Guild recently invited us to give a talk on Tuesday 14th January about Rug Hooking at their Monthly Meeting.    There were 20 knitters present. Candace Fradette kindly introduced us and we kicked off the evening with information about the Guild, followed by a very interesting account of the history of rug hooking.  We also talked about the varying styles, techniques and textiles as we passed around hooked pieces for everyone to examine.  Afterwards the knitters watched a "hooking" demonstration and were then welcome to try it for themselves.  Riitta had hooked a mug rug and Claire Fradette had hooked a pot holder to donate to the Knitter's monthly draw.  The lucky winners were very happy with their gifts.  Interest was generated about rug hooking and two lovely ladies signed up for receiving notification about the next Introduction to Rug Hooking course.  At the end of the presentation, the knitters got to handle other hooked pieces too large to pass around, ask questions and take a bookmark.  We thank the members of the Knitting Guild for the invitation and their genuine interest to our presentation and hope we may find a way to come together again.

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Donation to the Knitter's monthly draw
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Riitta Jackson and Ti Seymour





Monday, January 13, 2014

New Promotional Material



BHCG have new promotional material: flyers, business cards and bookmarks.  All three printed items displayed the same recognizable image that is part of our website, as well as our contact info, in both French and English. 


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Flyer - Designed by Maria Romero
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Flyer (French Version) - Designed by Maria Romero

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Bookmark - Designed by Maria Romero
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Business Card - Designed by Maria Romero



Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Show & Tell / January - March 2014



Sarah - Lois Morris
Sarah - Lois Morris

Sarah
by Lois Morris

The original adaptation of a photo from my granddaughter’s portfolio (courtesy of Ed Flores) measures 25” x 19” and was hooked on rug warp with #2 cut wool.   I used white wool and  dyed 45 shades of blue from my own formula.  I dyed five–nine value swatches, 3 inches by 9 inches as well as 3 dip dyed pieces from the same formula.

I had always planned to do portraits of my grandchildren, but not until they were their own person. So when Sarah graduated from university as a dancer and sent me this picture from her portfolio, I decided it was time. The original picture was in sepia and I didn’t want to work in those colours, so I decided to do it as a monochromatic in blue because when I started the project the theme for OHCG was “The Sound of Colour” and I was going to call it Rhapsody in Blue and toss in a few bars of the song. But as luck would have it, I needed to go bigger to get all the detail and long story short, it wasn’t going to be finished in time. I just made her bigger and dyed 45 shades of blue and the rest is history so to speak. She was thrilled to get it. Now I have to get going on her brother and sister.


Heron - Denise Vandenbemden
Snowy Heron - Denise Vandenbemden



Snowy Heron
Denise Vandenbemden


The rug measures 23” x 18”. The design was adapted from a picture of what I believe to be a John Audubon watercolour. The rug was hooked on rug warp with new wool that I custom dyed. It was hooked in #2 and #3 cuts. There is no particular story to this rug; I simply needed a subject for a three-dimensional hooking course. The rug has been framed.











Louise de Tonnancour
Hooked by Louise de Tonnancour
Louis-Joseph Godefroy de Tonnancour (1712-1784)
By Louise Godefroy de Tonnancour


This framed tapestry, which I adapted from the original painting, measures 14” x 20” and is hooked on rug warp with new wool cut in #2. I was inspired by the original painting and wanted to hook a portrait of my XVIII ancestor. A problem in my right shoulder provided me with the opportunity to begin working with finer cuts. From fellow rug hooker, Lois Morris, I learned a wonderful technique to hook portraits with wool cut on #2. The rest is history.