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Beginners Class With Lois Morris

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Beginners’ Hooking Course

Where: Centennial Hall
When: Mondays, October 19th to November 16th (5 sessions)
Time: 9:30 AM  to Noon
Cost: $150 - Hoop, hook, materials extra (approx. $75)
Teacher: Lois Morris
Registration: Day of first course

In this course, you will learn to pull loops and complete a sampler of different types of hooking, from fine to wide cut. You will learn to use a 6-value shaded swatch, how to recycle and use fabrics other than wool, such as plaids, variegated yarns, nylons. You will discover what is Primitive, Shading, Illusionary, Contemporary.

Students are asked to bring to class: laundry marker, note-book and pen.

For more information call Lois Morris at (450)834-6912 or email her at lomohook@bell.net

2015 Exhibition / Full Show

40th Anniversary Exhibition
September 25-27, 2015
Centennial Hall, Beaconsfield

By Ti Seymour
President, BHCG



“This is the greatest show we’ve ever had in terms of Rugs and Attendance” were the words told to me by Kay Cousineau who has been a member of the Guild since 1976.  While the photos give you a sense of what was displayed they fail to capture the beauty of Centennial Hall and its surroundings, which lends itself as the perfect backdrop to our art.  We thank the staff of the City of Beaconsfield for their unwavering support and professionalism.

It was an honour and a privilege working with the Executive (Jacqueline Bouchard - Treasurer and Dawna Matthew - Secretary) along with the members who ALL played a role in pulling together this amazing feat.  Thanks to their efforts and contribution to Guild activities, it gave us an incredible edge when it came to “hooking” a journalist.  We thank the following journalists for their genuine interest and outstanding articles in our favoured…

2015 Exhibition / Preliminary Show

Preliminary Show - September 9-27, 2015
At the Beaconsfield Library

By Ti Seymour
President, BHCG


The preliminary show was set up with the purpose of drawing attention to the 40th Anniversary Exhibition - 40 Years of Hooked Rugs to be held in Centennial September 25-27, 2015.  Along with the beautiful selection of rugs, wall hangings and decorative items, members also donated their time to demonstrate Rug Hooking.  In total 6 demonstrations were held and 15 people came along to try their hand at Rug Hooking.  A few signed up for the Introduction to Rug Hooking that was held over 2 sessions at Le Coin Artisanal in Beaconsfield.  The Guest Book was filled with wonderful comments of the pieces seen and even a few filled with inspiration to join the Guild or a class.  Most of the people attending came from the West Island with a couple from Nova Scotia and Ottawa.  The amazement went both ways; particularly when Neil Halsey arrived with a large latch hook project he was working on of a wolf,…

Île d’Orléans, Quebec

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Cités Nouvelles / The Guild In The News

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**Only in French**

La Guilde de tapisserie au crochet fête ses 40 ans
Par Sara King-Abadi


Cités Nouvelles
le 23 septembre 2015
Page 24, Vie de Quartier


Lois Morris, âgée de 76 ans, a fondé la Guilde de tapisserie au crochet en 1975 et y a initié les premières membres à l'art de la tapisserie, qui consiste à faire passer de la laine ou du tissu à travers un matériau plus rigide, comme de la jute ou du lin, à l'aide d'un crochet. Les membres, âgés de 42 à 90 ans, proviennent de partout sur l'ile, incluant Westmount et l'Ouest-de-l'-Ile.

C'est un art qui est en voie de disparition au Québec, car peu de gens le connaissent", explique la présidente de la guilde, Ti Seymour. C'est pour cette raison que la Guilde organise des ateliers dans les écoles primaires, à commencer par Sherwood Elementary School.

"C'est très thérapeutique, mais peut aussi être un objet très utile, ou suspendu au mur comme une ouvre d'art"., explique Mme Seymour. Vous …

The Chronicle / The Guild In The News

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The Beaconsfield Rug Hooking Crafters Guild  is turning 40
By Sara King-Abadi
The Chronicle (Dorval)
23 Sep, 2015
Community, Page 6
Founded in 1975 by Lois Morris, who is still a member at 76-yearsold, the members of the Beaconsfield Rug Hooking Crafters Guild first learned to hook under her guidance. The craft and art of rug hooking is made by pulling yarn or fabric through stiff woven materials like burlap or linen. Members range in age from 42 to 90 years-old from across the island, including Westmount and the West Island. “In Quebec it’s a dying art because not many people know about it,” said the president of the guild, Ti Seymour. With this in mind the guild holds hooking workshops in elementary schools, starting with Sherwood Elementary School.
“It’s very therapeutic, but can be a necessity or hung for a work of art, it’s up to the individual,” said Seymour. “You can go from fine art to primitive style pieces. There’s no need to be an artist.”
The guild is active in the community…

Rug Hooking Tour

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Trip to Nova Scotia
By: Dawna Matthew

While attending Green Mountain Rug School this past June I was invited and encouraged to take part in a weeklong “Rug Hooking Tour of Nova Scotia” organized by Lynn Soule of The Champlain Islands Fiber Bees. And what an amazing adventure it turned out to be! From September 12 to 18 I joined 62 other hookers on a huge bus that departed from Vermont and headed off to Nova Scotia.




Our first stop was Searsport Rug Hooking in Verona, Maine, then on to the lovely Algonquin Resort in St Andrews, NB. Next day we hit Deanne Fitzpatrick’s studio in Amhurst, NS. Deanne opened her studio on a Sunday especially for us and did we have fun! We shopped and no one dropped!!



One of the trips highlights was a visit to the Rug Hooking Museum of North America where we were greeted by Suzanne Conrod. I think most of us were close to tears as she expressed her regret that her late husband and co-founder, Hugh, could not share the experience of having a whole bus full of …

Wesmount Examiner / The Guild In The News

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The Beaconsfield Rug Hooking Crafters Guild  is turning 40 Sara King-Abadi


The Wesmount Examiner
17 Sep, 2015
Page 3

Founded in 1975 by Lois Morris, who is still a member at 76-yearsold, the members of the Beaconsfield Rug Hooking Crafters Guild first learned to hook under her guidance. The craft and art of rug hooking is made by pulling yarn or fabric through stiff woven materials like burlap or linen. Members range in age from 42 to 90 years-old from across the island, including Westmount and the West Island. “In Quebec it’s a dying art because not many people know about it,” said the president of the guild, Ti Seymour. With this in mind the guild holds hooking workshops in elementary schools, starting with Sherwood Elementary School.
“It’s very therapeutic, but can be a necessity or hung for a work of art, it’s up to the individual,” said Seymour. “You can go from fine art to primitive style pieces. There’s no need to be an artist.”
The guild is active in the community and donated h…

Work in Progress

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Show & Tell  by BHCG members of rugs in progress during Hook-In of September 14th, 2015 at
Centennial Hall.





Beginners Class

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Create a Mug Rug Beginners Classes Available dates:  October 17 and 31, from 10 AM  to 2 PM 
Cost: $20 includes Mug and Materials
Come along to this class to learn traditional rug hooking. A mug rug is the perfect small project for all ages. You will choose from a variety of mugs and design a Mug Rug (coaster) to match. Help will be on hand every step of the way.
These 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

Contact / The Guild In the News

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Beacondfield Hooking Crafters Guild 2015 Show was announced  by Contact, the municipal newsletter  of Beaconsfield.




2015 Exhibition

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You're invited to our 40th Anniversary Exhibition


Executive Committee Message

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September 2015
The Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild celebrates its 40th Anniversary

In 1975 Lois Morris founded the “Lakeshore Woolgatherers Hooking Craft Guild”, subsequently renamed “Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild” and thus began 40 years of rug hooking adventures that continue today.  Founding and early members, under Lois’ expert guidance, learned to hook and, to this day, strive to not only expand their own creative talents but to share their experience with new members as well.  From McGown and Moshimer inspirations, to crewel and sculpted pieces, to designing original artwork, to proddy and scrappy and 3 dimensional, from #2 cut to #10,  BHCG members are ever evolving and attempting new skills.

The guild has met throughout its existence at Centennial Hall on the lovely shores of Lac-St.-Louis with the generous support of the City of Beaconsfield and its helpful staff.

The current executive is made up of relative newcomers who appreciate the opportunity to serve in a lon…

President's Message _ 2015

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Thank you for visiting the Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild Website.

Created in 2008, it continues to grow in capacity offering instruction into the various forms of rug hooking, the history of rug hooking in Canada, activities and information about the Guild and our members’ featured pieces.

As a Guild we warmly welcome anyone from Montreal and further afield who are looking to start rug hooking or have been enjoying this art form for some time and are eager to meet like-minded souls.

Our Guild has been running since 1975 and meeting in the beautiful surroundings of Centennial Hall in Beaconsfield, Quebec.  We still hook to this day at Centennial on Mondays from September to May.  We also hook on occasional Saturdays at Le Coin Artisanal in Beaconsfield.  To find out more about our scheduled hook-ins, check out the Calendar tab.

Please feel free to get in touch if you would like to learn more about any aspect of the Guild or rug hooking, we are only too happy to share this therap…

Copyright

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Copyright laws protect all materials contained in this Website. Many of the rugs are original designs of our members which may not be reproduced or used in any context whatsoever without written permission of the Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild. Other rugs are original designs of rug hooking artists or rug hooking companies and may not be reproduced without permission of the copyright owner.