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Saturday, November 29, 2014

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Saturday 29th November – Christmas Themed Introduction to Rug Hooking Class

On this last day of BHCG’s Christmas Themed series of Introductory Rug Hooking Classes at Le Coin Artisanal, I had the pleasure of meeting three new participants, one of whom became a member of the Guild at the start of the class and by the end of the class one more had decided to join. Ann, Gilda and Mary decided to hook mug rugs (coasters). Well done ladies, they all looked lovely. Michael, who was also attending the class, put the finishing touches to his mug rug. Wanda also paid a visit to show us her Christmas tree, amazing progress in just one week!

Many thanks go to Cathy and Paola of Le Coin Artisanal who generously gave their energy to promoting the classes. At this time, a total of twelve people attended classes and three became members.

Ti Seymour, President
Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild

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Wanda’s lovely Christmas tree

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Wanda’s lovely Christmas tree

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Mary designed and hooked this honey pot mug rug

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From left to right – Ann, Gilda and Mary

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Beaconsfield 55+ Drop in

Rug Hooking Demonstration

By Linda Henderson

On Wednesday November 19, 2014 the City of Beaconsfield hosted an afternoon ‘Drop in’ for residents aged 55 years and up. The purpose was to inform and promote all the activities and services offered in the City both by the City and by Beaconsfield Associations. Members of Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild appreciated the visitors who braved blustery weather to come out and take an interest in our rug hooking demonstration. 

Saturday, November 15, 2014

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Guild Saturday Workshops at Le Coin Artisanal
By Linda Henderson

The Saturday workshops at Le Coin Artisanal in Beaurepaire Village have proved very popular and have generated real excitement about rug hooking.  By making a "mug rug" or  Christmas tree or Christmas angel, participants completely new to rug hooking enjoy the satisfaction of learning a craft and completing a project in a single session. The first two workshops (Nov. 1st and 15th) were well attended by men, women and a child and we hope for similar interest in the last session on Nov. 29th. The guild has taken great pleasure in introducing others to this wonderful craft and appreciates the new memberships that these sessions have generated. Kudos to the organizers!



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Sue & Michael - Santa Hat Mug Rugs designed by Michael (student of St Edmonds, Grade 6)

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Wanda designed her own Christmas tree

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Kathy & June on Mug Rugs

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New Member - Arline ... making a Christmas Tree

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Xmas Themed Introduction Class - 15th November 2014

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Some Of Our Members

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Ti Seymour Showing The Technique To Arline

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Kathy & June

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A Large Variety of Mugs

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Denise M. Working Reproducing The Floral Design

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Dawna's Christmas Tree

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Linda's Mug Rug

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Ti's suitcase plenty of wool

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Karen Kaiser Wide-Cut Workshop


By Linda Henderson



Ti Seymour, Dawna Matthew and Linda Henderson travelled to Belleville, Ontario, enjoyed the hospitality of Karen and Kurt Kaiser and attended Karen's wide-cut workshop on Nov. 11, 2014.  We discovered the amazing versatility of half-inch strips of wool in creating both extraordinary works of art and functional mats.   With Karen's guidance, each of us has embarked on projects that are hooking up quickly and are a lot of fun.  The peaceful setting, the friendship enjoyed by the travelling companions and the newly acquired hooking skills all combined to make this trip a wonderful and therapeutic experience. 

 Karen Kaiser Website : //www.artworksbykarenkaiser.net/



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Linda's Xmas gift for her niece 

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Dawna's Llama

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Dawna's Llama
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Ti's Christmas Fireplace rug

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Karen Kaiser teaching her last Wide - Cut Class

Remembrance Day 2014




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Poppies, hooked by Betty Austin





Remembrance Day - November 11, 2014

For the Fallen
by Laurence Binyon

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old;                       
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn,
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Lois Morris / In The News

Rug Hooking Magazine –vol. XXVI – Number 3, Nov-Dec. 2014.

The Blue Period
Expanding Creativity Trough Monochromatic Rugs
Rug Hooking Magazine 
By Tamara Pavich



The True Mono-Chroma Scheme

Using the strictest definition of the term, monochromatic art uses a single chroma - one blue, not a variety of blues, with many values of that one hue. Adding white to the hue is called tinting. Adding black is called shading. But only black, white and a single color may be used in a true monochromatic scheme.

 
Sarah
Dyeing wool in many shades of a single color is one of Lois Morris's favorite parts of rug hooking. Lois, who has taught and lectured in Quebec for many years, dyed 45 different shades of a single blue for her portrait of her granddaughter, Sarah, a dancer. Using a #2 cut, Lois shaded this image exquisitely.

"There are many shades of any color", she said, "and by dyeing many shades of one hue and even another close hue, you get an infinite number of values and limitless amounts of contrast."

Here the balanced composition and the monochromatic treatment give the impression of a dancer immersed in the immediate experience of her art.


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Sarah
15" x 29", #2 cut wool on rug warp. Adapted from a photograph by Ed Flories and hooked by Lois Morris, Rawdon, Quebec, 2000.


Lois dyed blue swatches in 45 different values to achieve the effect she wanted in this true monochrome. Although she considers this portrait of her granddaughter her "most satisfying project yet" while working on it she felt pressured to get it just right, "A lot of people know Sarah," Lois said, "so it was important to me that everyone knew instantly who it was. I gave it to her as a birthday present. When she opened it, she looked at it for a moment of silence, and then screamed, 'Oh my God, it's me! I love it.' "







The above is an extract from an article on The Blue Period. Expanding creativity through monochromatic rugs by Tamara Pavich. pages 12-19 , published in Rug Hooking Magazine –vol. XXVI – Number 3, November-December 2014. Reprinted here with permission from the editor, Debra Smith.  We encourage everyone to visit the Rug Hooking Magazine Website at: www.rughookingmagazine.com

Xmas Themed Classes / November 1st, 2014

At Le Coin Artisanal

A very busy day for BHCG.  Firstly the start of our Xmas Themed Classes which run over 3 dates in November - 1st, 15th and 29th.  Linda Henderson had successfully promoted the classes to the West Island Woodturners, which drew 2 turners to the first class.  

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Xmas Themed Classes - From left to right: Bob, Fred, Linda


 Plus another participant signed up at LCA after seeing the mug rugs on display.  Both the turners finished their mug rugs and Mona took her 2 mugs and tray to finish at home.  

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Well done guys!

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BHCG wish to thank Fred - WIW turner, for providing the beautiful base/spindle which Dawna will be using for her tree. 


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Thanks Fred!

Interestingly, Bob - WIW turner, brought along a piece his 96 year old mother had hooked some time ago for us all to appreciate.  After hooking his own coaster, he had a whole new appreciation and respect for his mothers craft.


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Bob showing his mother's rug
 Also in the room on another table sat members of the Guild who either worked on their own piece or a Christmas Tree design.  Some of whom took a walk to Rosie's Animal Adoption Craft Sale in the Village and returned with some beautiful gifts.

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Some Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild Members

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Denise V. with her Crewel project

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Lois Morris and her new rug project
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Claire, smiling as usual
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Maria is back!!
The public visiting the store were attracted by the obvious fun and giggles in the back and came to check it out.  All were provided with Guild bookmarks and encouraged to try a class - one gentleman got chatting with the turners and showed interest in checking out WIW and his wife was interested in our Guild.

All in all a great day at Le Coin Artisanal.