Showing posts from November, 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:

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.

Beginners’ Class with Lois Morris

Beginners’ ClassMondays, 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.

Lois Morris / In the News


Remembrance Day / November 11

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.

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.

Rug Hooking Demonstration

Westview Craft Fair 
16789 blvd. Pierrefonds, Pierrefonds Qc.
Friday Nov. 6th, 6-9 pm, and Saturday7th, 9:30 am-4 pm.
Summary by L. G. de Tonnancour

Ti Seymour, Denise Morissette, Denise Vandembendem, Maria Romero and Louise G. de Tonnancour had a lovely time at this annual fair where, at the sound of a very melodic live orchestra, over sixty artisans sold their crafts to visitors who came in great numbers. It was the ideal occasion to promote the guild and demonstrate rug hooking.  We were well taking  of  by a little Christmas elf named Ciara who took the orders for lunch and even tried hooking a few loops.  Enjoy the pictures!

North Hero

Hook-InBy Dawna Matthew

On Thursday, November 5, on my way down to Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild’s AGM and Fall Retreat in Stowe, Vermont I was able to stop in North Hero and spend time hooking with the Champlain Island Fiber Bees. What a fun loving group of ladies! And very busy, talented bees! They were knitting, hooking and dyeing. I couldn’t resist taking a photo of Lynn’s licence plate. We rug hookers are definitely not boring old ladies!!!


Rug Hooking Demonstration at
Westview Craft Fair
16789 Boulevard Pierrefonds
Pierrefonds, Quebec.
H9H 4T3

Friday November 6, from 6 to 9pm
Saturday November 7, from 9.30am to 4pm

Mug Rug Class

Create a Mug Rug
Beginners Classes

Available dates: November 28 + December 12, 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 : or call 514-247-9310