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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.

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.

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.

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 at the Green Mountain Annual Meeting 2015

Green Mountain Annual Meeting 2015

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!

Rug Hooking Demo
From left to right: Denise Vandenbemden and Denise Morissette

First interested arrival

Our table
From left to right: Louise G. de Tonnancour et Denise Vandenbemden

Rug Hooking Demo
Ti Seymour and Denise Vandenbemden

West Island Brass Ensemble

West Island Brass Ensemble

West Island Brass Ensemble

Westview helper Ciara, taking orders for lunch

 Ti, Ciara and Louise

Ciara bringing the orders

Ciara and Louise
Ciara getting hooked on rug hooking
Rug Hooking Demonstration
Louise and Maria busy with newcomers

Rug Hooking Demonstration
Maria demonstrating

First Loop
Lovie pulling her first loop
Rug Hooking
Ciara returns to hook a fellow helper

Ti with people interested in the Mug Rug Class

Happy Hats
Maria & Ti modelling "Happy Hats". Beautiful creations by Pat Zemancik that will be sold at DDO craft fair in 2 weeks.

Coup de coeur
Ti loves these knitted goods found at The Fair. Cup Cozy with mini ruler - teacher gift. She loves the poo bag holder
Fused Glass Jewelry by Claude Bigio

Westview Craft Fair
Westview Craft Fair 2015

Thursday, November 5, 2015

North Hero


By 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!!!

Champlain Island Fiber Bees at work

Sue, Sue & Jane

Heather's Rug
Lynn’s Car

Tuesday, November 3, 2015


Craft FairRug 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

Mug Rug Class
Hook a Christmas Gift!
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 : ti.seymour@yahoo.com or call 514-247-9310