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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Finnegan's Market

Saturday August 29th 2015 -  8:00am to 4:00pm
By L. G. de Tonnancour

Mrs Aird ( owner photographed with Jacques ) and her family invited the BHCG to do a full day of rug hooking demonstration. Claire, Candace, Dawna, Jacqueline, Maureen, Carolyn, Louise and Linda responded with enthusiasm and were there to hook and tell.  Interesting and interested visitors ( such as  Réjean - former member )  stopped by our place in great numbers. A big Thank you!!! to Jacques and Isabelle who had set up the tent for us.  What a wonderful day!!!  I hope it comes back next year.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015


Rug Hooking Demonstration
Finnegan's Market
9 AM -  4PM
775, rue Principale  Hudson, Quebec  J0P1H0.

Rug Hooking
Rug Hooking Demo

Monday, August 24, 2015

Twist Festival in Saint-André-Avellin – August 22nd and 23rd

Rug Hooking Demonstration (August 23rd)

By Ti Seymour

If you've not been to this fibre festival, I can assure you it's highly recommended and won't disappoint you if you're looking for any number of exotic or run-of-the-mill fibres. It was the first time that a Rug Hooking demonstration had been available. Ever eager to get Rug Hooking into the awareness of the mainstream crafting community, a group of us from BHCG took on the task of taking a number of rugs, wall hangings with a variety of cut wool sizes and equipment to demonstrate. It was probably not one of my most shining moments as I wrestled with a microphone headpiece which refused to stay in position during the demo but we had some laughs nevertheless and certainly had an enthusiastic audience, some of whom signed up with classes with teachers in Ontario or showed interest in coming to our 40th Anniversary Exhibition in September 2015.

Many thanks to Jacqueline Tseng, Dawna Matthew, Claire Fradette and Candace Fradette for coming along with me.

Twist Festival
Twist Festival - Image taken from Twist's Website

Ti Seymour - Twist Festival
Ti Seymour talking to the audience

Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild - Twist Festival
During the demonstration

Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild -Twist Festival Demo
Some people trying

Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild at Twist Festival
Making a loop

Paola LeBrun
Paola Le Brun from Le Coin Artisanal standing beside Lin Watson's booth

Demo at Twist Festival
Show and Tell

Carol Shewan and Loretta Moore
Carol Shewan (left) Area 1 Rep for OHCG with Loretta Moore (right) of Hooked on the Mountains promoting our 40th Anniversary Exhibition

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Rug Hooking 101

Rug Hooking Demonstration

Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild at Twist Festival
Sunday August 23rd Program

Rug Hooking Demonstration 

August 23rd 2015, 2-3 PM 

530 Rue Charles Auguste Montreuil‎ 
Saint-André-Avellin, Quebec J0V 1W0
Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild Demo at Twist Festival
Festival Twist 2015

Saturday, August 8, 2015

The Champlain Islands Fiber Bees

Champlain Fiber Fest and Hook-in , 6th edition

North Hero, Vt. 

The event was a big success for the main organiser Lynn Soule.  Louise G. de Tonnancour, Donna Matthew, Maureen Rowe and Lin Watson from the BHCG attended.  It was a nice occasion to just sit and hook in a nice venue, enjoy the company of our fellow american rug hookers, see the fiber show and... shop for more wool!!!  Mary Lee O'Connor (hand dyed wool),  Green Mountain Hooked Rugs (patterns and wool), Deb Ennis (patterns and roving), Evelyn Gant (amazing lace)  were the vendors.

Submitted by  Louise G. de Tonnancour