Showing posts from April, 2014

2014 AGM

Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild - Annual General Meeting  Rose Kandy The Annual General Meeting was held on April 28, 2014 in Centennial Hall.  Twenty-four members were in attendance. Co-presidents Ti Seymour and Riitta Jackson chaired the meeting. They reviewed a list of 12 events, which took place or are ongoing. The Treasurer, Jacquie Bouchard, presented the financial report and proposed budget for the upcoming year which was approved by the members present.  Denise Morissette our Librarian reported that she is reviewing our books, magazines and dyes and recommended some new purchases of books and DVDs. The following members were elected  or re-elected unanimously to the new Executive: President: Ti Seymour, Vice-President: Linda Henderson, Treasurer: Jackie Bouchard and Secretary: Dawna Matthew. Members thanked the Executive for all the work they put in for the Guild and especially thanked our outgoing co-president, Riitta Jackson for her work over the past year and w

Olde Forge

Olde Forge Hook-In 2014- Report    By Ti Seymour and Louise G. de Tonnancour    All OHCG Region 1 hooking enthusiasts look forward to this springtime event. 89 participants at this year’s Olde Forge Hook-in in Ottawa, Ontario, gathered to renew friendships, hook, purchase wool and admire one another’s work. They came from Brockville, Deep River, Pembroke, Rideau Valley, Martintown, Merrickville, Ottawa , including twelve members from our own Guild in Beaconsfield, Quebec. On arrival, we were each gifted with a beautiful hand-made wool purse.   Later in the day, Lin Watson wore hers and graciously thanked the artists who made them. Lucie Deschamps warmly welcomed us and thanked the volunteers who worked behind the scenes to make the gathering successful. Four vendors were also present, selling patterns and many wonderful shades and textures of wool to tickle our fancy. Raffle tickets for a delicious basket of rug hooking wares were sold and I am excited to report that our own R

Show & Tell / April - June 2014

The Red House - Jacques Lepage The Red House - Jacques Lepage   This is my first rug which represents hours and hours of trials and errors. I began the original design by hooking the house and barn and the rest came along as I worked. The rug was hooked in #8 cut recycled wool on burlap. To finish, I whipped the edges of this rug which measures 12-3/4 in. x 29 in. Rooster and Chicken - Isabelle Rollin Rooster and Chicken - Isabelle Rollin The colour of a blazer inspired me to design this rug depicting a  Chicken and a Rooster; my favourite barnyard animals. This was my second rug which I hooked on rug warp using recycled wool. The rug measures 15-1/2 in. x 16-1/4 in. and is hooked with #4 and #6 cut wool. I finished it by whipping the edges. Oxen In Summer - Rose Kandy Oxen In Summer - Rose Kandy   This rug which measures 16 in. x 18 in. came in a kit form purchased from the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (pattern #304 (c) 3H Designs). It is a design

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 2014 OHCG Newsletter_ Spring 2014, p.10