Showing posts from October, 2014

Louise G. de Tonnancour / In The News

Hooked In The Mountains XVII      “Viewer’s Choice Award”      Congratulations Louise!    
We’d like to congratulate Louise De Tonnancour on her  Hooked In The Mountains XVII “Viewer’s Choice Award” for her beautiful rug, Anny with her Daughters. Amazing work, Louise! We’re all very proud of you!
BHCG Executive
Louise G. de Tonnancour Anny with her Daughters Original
This tapestry was hooked and sculpted with 100% wool cuts #2-3-4 and 6. A braided wool contour line was sewn  in the center. It represents my Irish grandmother with her three daughters, in 1938, on the grounds of her house on the edge of river Des Prairies in Ahuntsic.

Xmas Themed Rug Hooking Class

Beginners Class

Available dates:November 1st, 15th and/or 29th – 10 AM to 2:00 PM 
Mug Rug: $18 includes Mug and Materials Christmas Tree/Star/Angel on a spindle: $40

Come along to this festive class to learn traditional rug hooking. A mug rug is the perfect small project for all ages. You will choose from a variety of Christmas or everyday themed mugs and design a Mug Rug (coaster) to match. If you have more time to spare and are feeling more adventurous try your hand at a Christmas Tree, or Star or Angel on a spindle. Help will be on hand every step of the way.
These Saturday classes are held at: Le Coin Artisanal 454A Beaconsfield Blvd., Beaconsfield, QC
For more information, please contact : or call 514-247-9310

Crewel Workshop

Crewel Workshop by Lois Morris
Dates:October 27, 2014 to December 8, 2014 (excluding first Mondays in November and December)
5 Mondays at Centennial Hall in Beaconsfield from 10 AM to Noon – price $150.00 (you will receive 5 eight value swatches in crewel colours and the choice of a pattern). Students will put their chosen pattern onto the foundation of their choice and will come to class with a hoop, hook, a pencil and a notebook, which they will need to work. I will also teach students some fancy stitches.
At the moment, there is room for one more student. Should you be interested, please contact me at: before Monday, November 7, 2014

Lois Morris / In the News

Rug Hooking Magazine / September - October 2014

Learning From The MastersFine-Art Inspiration For Rug Hookers Rug Hooking Magazine Text By Tamara Pavich

Lois Morris
Lois Morris, resident teacher of the Beaconsfield Rug Hooking Crafters Guild, has taught classes on portraits, monochromatics and dyeing, and she published a comprehensive article on hooking portraits in 1979. “I was looking for another portrait that appealed to me,” Lois said, “a face that had some character to use as a teaching tool. I took Claude Monet’s ‘Poly’ from an art book. When my students choose to hook something fine-art inspired, they will learn some new hooking technique they must achieve to capture the look,” Lois said. “And they gain a new way of looking at fine art in general.  Then later, they try something original, and I hope they have expanded their confidence in their abilities. Eventually, they will develop a style of their own.”

Poly, 13” x 14”, #3 and 4-cut wool on linen. Adapted from a portrait by Clau…

Show & tell / October - December 2014

Suggestions for gifts using the rug hooking technique:

Mini Flower Purse
Louise G. de Tonnancour
This purse, measuring 6" x 6" is an original design. All wools used were cut in #3. At a Hook-In workshop of the Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild in 2011, Rose Raymond from Wooley Incarnations taught me how to assemble this purse.

Butterfly Bag
by Denise Vandenbemden
The bag measures 12" x 12" - the design was hooked in new wool in #4 cut. I got the idea for this bag from a rug hooking friend. The bag was used as a container for gifts.

Paper Doll
by Mayumi Takahashi
This 3-dimensional cushion was inspired by my small collection of postcards featuring designs of American classic (old style) paper dolls. The doll was hooked on monk's cloth with hand dyed new wool.