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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Merry Christmas

Happy Holidays!

Beaconsfield Hooking Crafttgers Guild
Illustration: Maria Romero



On-Line Celebration

40th Anniversary

On-Line celebration 

By Maria Romero, Webmaster


To celebrate 2015 as our 40th Anniversary Year, I have created three special projects as a gift to the Guild: 40 Years Page, Illustrations, and a New Animated Rug Video.

The 40 years page includes a message from the executive, a message from our founder: Lois Morris, and the 40th Anniversary Logo. This page  is connected to three other sub-pages: Program, Guestbook and Photo Album, with old pictures and newspapers articles.

40 years page
On-Line Celebration: 40 Years Page

Program Page
On-Line Celebration: 40th Anniversary Program Page


Photo Album Page
On-Line Celebration:Photo Album Page



Guestbook Page
On-Line Celebration: Guestbook Page


A 40th Anniversary Logo was created to be used as the main illustration during our celebrations. Some other illustrations have been published on our Website (News and Blog) and our Facebook Page for April Fool's Day, Thanksgiving, Halloween and Christmas. All of them include our distinctive hook, which is part of our Website banner and our visual identity.
For more information about the Logo,  follow this link.

To close the year, a new Clip of Animated Rugs was released on December 19th, 2015, featuring pieces from our 40th Anniversary preliminary, Fall Shows and Greeting Cards Collection. This is the longest one I have produced (3:30), with a total of 33 rugs synchronized with the instrumental music "En la brisa" By Dan-O, www.DanoSongs.com

I dedicate this animation to Lois Morris, our founder, and especially to Ti Seymour, Dawna Matthew and Jacqueline Bouchard, our Executive Committee, for all their hard work during 2015!  I'm extremely proud of my Guild.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The Suburban / The Guild In The News

The Suburban
The Suburban Logo


Beaconsfield "hookers" give mugs and rugs and a dose of Christmas cheer

By Rhonda Massad
The Suburban

Dec 16, 2015


Beaconsfield
Beaconsfield rug hookers give cheer this Christmas - By Rhonda Massad The Suburban



On Saturday, December 12, the members of the Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild spread Christmas cheer by presenting mugs and rugs to the West Island Mission.

The Pointe Claire Claycrafters joined the fun by donating hand made pottery mugs along with those donated by the rug hookers themselves. Each festively wrapped gift included tea, hot chocolate and candles in a mug along with a handcrafted, hooked coaster to match. Rug hooking was once used to be a survival craft to provide warmth, rug hooking, is now an art form.

According to rug hooker and vice president of the guild, Linda Henderson, the idea was to bring a little cheer to the recipients of the Missions food baskets were also delivered last Saturday.

“There will be many happy people when they see these gifts of love handmade for them,” Wendy Gariepy of West Island Mission said in an email exchange. “We are grateful for the generous response of the Claycrafters and pleased to be involved in this collaborative effort with other West Island groups in an endeavour to add a bit of fun this Christmas.”

According Henderson several of the members, who have been meeting each Monday since 1975, still producing hooked pieces, are into their nineties. While at the other end of the scale, hooking classes are taught to enthusiastic grade five students at Sherwood Forest school in Beaconsfield.

massad@thesuburban.com

Link : http://www.thesuburban.com/news/west_island_news/beaconsfield-hookers-give-mugs-and-rugs-and-a-dose-of/article_2722ee68-fa30-542c-ba9c-ef573a17e994.html

Monday, December 14, 2015

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Mug Rug Beginners Classes

Introduction to Rug Hooking 

November 28 & December 12, 2015

Participants learned the basics of Rug Hooking from members of BHCG.



Workshopp
Xmas Mug Rug Class at Le Coin Artisanal


Monday, December 7, 2015

Mug Rug Hook-In

Mugs Rugs for Christmas
By Linda Henderson


The members got into the Christmas spirit and presented mugs and mug rugs to West Island Mission which helps to support a great number of families in the West Island with food baskets, household supplies and gifts throughout the year and especially at Christmas.  Pointe-Claire Claycrafters  donated some exquisite pottery mugs while others were given by the rug hookers themselves.  Each festively wrapped gift included tea, hot chocolate and candies in a mug, along with a handcrafted, hooked coaster to match. We hoped to bring a little cheer to the recipients of the Mission’s food baskets which were delivered Saturday, Dec. 12.  In the words of  Wendy Gariepy of West Island Mission, "There will be many happy people when they see these gifts of love handmade for them."  We are grateful for the generous response of the Claycrafters and pleased to be involved in this collaborative effort with other West Island groups in an endeavour to add a bit of fun this Christmas.

West Island Mission: http://www.wimmoi.com
Pointe-Claire Claycrafters: http://www.claycrafters.ca


Group
Our members

Mugs and Mug Rugs
Mugs and Mug Rugs

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The Gift

Dec. 2015 Hook-In

First Piece!

New member at BHCG Andrée Lapensée finishes her first piece. Well done Andrée It's a chair pad for her front room at home. Her own design of a fishing village that captures the rugged coastal scene perfectly.


Andrée Lapensée with her first hooked rug

Friday, December 4, 2015

International Hook-In Day

Sherwood Forest Elementary School
International Rug Hooking Day - December 4th
Submitted by Ti Seymour

Our celebrity Grade 6’ers at Sherwood Forest Elementary became our focus for this day.  We wanted them to have a hooked piece to take home either for themselves or as a gift for someone special this Christmas.  Each child hooked an initial on a ready-to-hang frame, which was completed within 2 hours and wrapped by helpers at the end.  We took along Punch Hooking equipment for children that were challenged by traditional rug hooking at our last event.  They were delighted to find this was a much easier alternative.  Teachers and aides also hooked alongside the children and the collaboration between both was heartwarming indeed.  Principal, Mr. Torunian, witnessing the scene, was truly impressed.  Many thanks to Dawna Matthew and Claire Fradette who put some considerable time into setting up this event with me and helping out on the day. Many thanks also to Linda Henderson, Isabelle Rollin, Brenda Ticehurst and Louise de Tonnancour for being part of this fun event.


Linda and Ti
Linda and Ti helping at Sherwood Forest Elementary School

students
Some students showing their Bubble Writing Project

Gabriel
Gabriel

Gabriel
Gabriel's finished piece

J bubble writting
Bubble Writing Project - J

Dawna
Dawna helping at Sherwood Forest Elementary School

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Bubble Writing Project - M

Teacher
A Teacher

finished piece
Bubble Writing Project - J

two sudents
Bubble Writing Project -Y and H

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Bubble Writing Project - J

International Hook-In day
International Hook-In Day at Sherwood Forest Elementary School

Bubble Writting
Bubble Writing Project - J

Brenda and student
Brenda helping at Sherwood Forest Elementary School

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Rug Hooked Tree Decorations

December 1st, 2015

Beaconsfield Library

Submitted by Ti Seymour

Beaconsfield Library invited Associations to decorate a two-foot Christmas Tree that would be displayed in the Library through the Holiday season.  Denise Vandenbemden, Jeanne Osler, Dawna Matthew and myself jumped to the challenge to produce some lovely pieces that represented our Guild.  Hats off to Dawna for producing a tree skirt in record breaking time, which looked fabulous too.  Notable mention to Mary McMurray and Andrée Lapensée for a joint venture on the Christmas Star which was far too gorgeous to leave off the tree - regardless of size.   Advertising materials and a few Christmas-related items were placed alongside our tree for interested people to take.  Further photos of the trees can be found at  http://beaconsfieldbiblioblogen.blogspot.ca/

Xmas
Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild

Xmas
Beaconsfield Bowling Club

Xmas
Friends of Beaconsfield Library

Xmas
Beaconsfield Artists Association

Xmas
West Island Women’s Centre

Xmas
Newcomers Club

Xmas
Garden Club

International Hook-In Day

International Hook-In Day
International Hook-In Day. Illustration by Maria Romero



December 4th
International Hook-In Day
Sherwood Forest Elementary School
Grade 6
Beaconsfield, Qc, Canada

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 to enlarge.



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OHCG Newsletter, Issue 4, Winter 2015

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OHCG Newsletter, Issue 4, Winter 2015, page 6

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OHCG Newsletter, Issue 4, Winter 2015, page 7

page 10
OHCG Newsletter, Issue 4, Winter 2015, page 10


Monday, November 30, 2015

International Hook-In Day

Submitted by Ti Seymour
President BHCG

Members of BHCG will be rug hooking with the Grade 6 children from Sherwood Forest Elementary School in celebration of their Rug which has been displayed at 2 exhibitions (BHCG's 40th Anniversary Exhibition Sept 2015 and TIGHR, Victoria Oct 2015).
Backing has been mounted on ready to hang picture frames for the children to hook on.  The inspiration is:


Bubble Writing
Bubble Writing as inspiration

The children will hook an initial in bubble font with a selection of precut brightly coloured wool.  This piece is for them to take home for themselves or to gift this holiday season.

A video will be taken of this event to document the number of children taking part in the hope they can set a world record according to the Guinness World Records - an exciting achievement for any child to appear in this popular book.  An application has been submitted to GWR and it is our intent to follow through with an organized event in the future.

Wool
Preparations for this event are underway.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Beginners’ Class with Lois Morris

Beginners’ Class

Mondays, October 19 to November 16, 2015

By Lois Morris


Students were provided with a pattern and a selection of fabrics - a spot dye, coloured swatches, tweed, denim, brown textured upholstery (used both sides) and nylon stockings.  They learned how the different fabrics work, aspects of shading, plus some primitive and contemporary looks.





Sunday, November 15, 2015

Lois Morris / In the News


Recently in the news

Lois Morris in Rug Hooking Magazine.  Congrats Lois!
  

New Spins on Fabric: A Gallery of Textile Inspired Rugs
By Tamara Pavich
Rug Hooking Magazine (Website)
Vol. XXVII, Number 3, November / December 2015
Pages: 10-20

Link to the article:  http://www.rughookingmagazine.com/article/new-spins-fabric


Reproduced here with permission from the editor, Debra Smith.

Cover
Rug Hooking Magazine,  Vol. XXVII, Number 3, November / December 2015
page 20
Rug Hooking Magazine,  Vol. XXVII, Number 3, November / December 2015, Page 20

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Remembrance Day / November 11

 
Betty Austin
Betty Austin - Poppies


For The Fallen
Extract from the poem  by Laurence Binyon


They shall grow not 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 7, 2015

Green Mountain Annual Meeting

 Nov 7th, 2015
 Green Mountain Guild’s Annual Meeting and Fall Retreat
 By Dawna Matthew


In November I attended the Green Mountain Guild’s Annual Meeting and Fall Retreat. The guest speaker, Suzanne Dirmaier, inspired us all with her talk on “Lessons from the Art World”. My class with Molly Colegrove gave me the courage to incorporate many different kinds of media into my hooking. Molly is an excellent teacher and not afraid to push the boundaries. The colourful wares of the vendors, Stephanie Allen-Krauss of Green Mountain Hooked Rugs, Nancy Jewett of Fluff and Peachy Bean Designs, and Rae Harrell Rug Hooking were there to satisfy any search for that special piece of fibre. Angela Foote, with all her beautiful wool, ran a class on Exploring Colour & Hooking. There was a huge selection of gifts for the teacup auction. I even won two items!

All in all it was a perfect weekend and I am sure that everyone who attended enjoyed themselves.

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Green Mountain Annual Meeting 2015

Green Mountain Annual Meeting 2015

Green Mountain Annual Meeting 2015

Green Mountain Annual Meeting 2015

Green Mountain Annual Meeting 2015

Green Mountain Annual Meeting 2015

Green Mountain Annual Meeting 2015

Green Mountain Annual Meeting 2015

Green Mountain Annual Meeting 2015

Green Mountain Annual Meeting 2015

Dawna

Dawna at the Green Mountain Annual Meeting 2015

Green Mountain Annual Meeting 2015