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Monday, October 27, 2014

Louise G. de Tonnancour / In The News

Christmas Themed  Rug Hooking Class
Anny with her Daughters, by Louise G. De Tonnancour
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

Christmas Themed  Rug Hooking Class
Louise G. De Tonnancour

Monday, October 20, 2014

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

Xmas Themed Class


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 : ti.seymour@yahoo.com or call 514-247-9310

Monday, October 13, 2014

Crewel Workshop

Rug Hooking - Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild
Owl, Hooked by Lois Morris

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:
lomohook@bell.net before Monday, November 7, 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Lois Morris / In the News

Rug Hooking Magazine / September - October 2014

Rug Hooking Magazine, September - October 2014

Learning From The MastersFine-Art Inspiration For Rug Hookers

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.”

Rug Hooking - Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild
Poly, 13” x 14”, #3 and 4-cut wool on linen. Adapted from a portrait by Claude Monet, 1886; designed and hooked by Lois Morris, Rawdon, Quebec, 2000.

Lois rarely hooks with anything wider than a #4 cut, and #3 is her favorite. The cut makes it possible to include minute details in a small rug. Though this rug is not strictly monochromatic, it allowed Lois to engage in one of her favorite challenges: dyeing many shades of a single color. For Poly, she used many shades of flesh tones and blues. The flesh tones were made by mixing blue with its complement., orange.

The above is an extract from an article on Teachers of Rug Hooking entitled Learning from the Masters pages 8-17, published in Rug HookingMagazine –vol. XXVI – Number 2, September-October 2014. Reprinted here with permission from the editor, Debra Smith.  We encourage everyone to visit Rug Hooking Magazine on our links page.

Show & tell / October - December 2014

Rug Hooking - Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild
Rug Hooking - Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild

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.

Rug Hooking - Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild 

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.