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Jacques Lepage / In The News

Ontario Newsletter - Issue No. 4, 2016By Dawna Matthew
Just browsing through my latest issue of the Ontario Hooking Craft Guild publication and what do I see inside the front cover? Jacques’ rug: “The Beaver”!  Congratulations !

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.

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Ontario Newsletter - Issue No. 4, 2016By Dawna Matthew
Just browsing through my latest issue of the Ontario Hooking Craft Guild publication and what do I see inside the front cover? Jacques’ rug, “The Beaver”! What a nice surprise! You can also see BHCG on the back cover, with projects from classes with Doug Rankin and Janet Connor. Plus our two lovely young ladies who participated in our Arts Alive Quebec workshop. So nice to see the guild getting recognition!

Xmas Card

Happy Holidays!

Show & Tell / December 2016

Xmas Special !Here you have some hooked pieces you can offer as Xmas gifts!

Try other techniques as 3D Hooking or Punch Needle, or surprise everyone with a hooked picture frame, a sac or a welcome mat!

Christmas ornaments
By Ti Seymour The Christmas Tree was a kit purchased from Loretta Moore at
Loretta's palette of primitive colours are divine! The base of the tree was a gift from members of the West Island Woodturners, two of whom came for an Introductory Rug Hooking Class. Such fun trying each other's favourite pastimes. I had the pleasure of trying woodturning and produced a small bowl - a lathe was on my wish list for a short while.

These are pieces that I made for one of our December Intro Workshops. The ornaments were later hung on our Christmas tree at the Beaconsfield Library.

By Carolyn Ells

This 3-dimensional snowman stands 10.5 inches high, 5 inches at its base. It is hooked with wool fabric on Monk’s Cloth a…

Festive Hook-In

Christmas Hook-In
Our Christmas Hook-In was a huge success. President Ti Seymour set up her photo booth and as you can see members had a hilarious time!! We had a gift exchange, delicious food and wonderful company!  

Here you have some images. Visit our Facebook Page to see all the 50 pictures! Follow this link:

Guild Christmas Party 2016 Photo Album

Xmas Trees at Beaconsfield Library

Decorate the Library!We were asked again this year to participate in the Beaconsfield “Decorate Your Library” event. Thanks to the city of Beaconsfield for including our Guild and thanks to Mary for producing such a lovely Christmas Tree. The two-foot Christmas Tree would be displayed in the Library through the Holiday season.

International Hook-In Day at Martintown

Martintown Wild and Woolly Rug Hookers Hook-InEastern Ontario with Beaconsfield Celebrate the International Day of Rug HookingBy Laura Boszormeny & Dawna Matthew

What a wonderful day! Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters came up with the idea of celebrating our craft with the rest of the hooking community on this special day for all rug hookers worldwide. Martintown Wild and Woolly Rug Hookers provided the venue at the Martintown Community Centre, a central location north of Cornwall. The two branches huddled and organized a terrific day in Area One. There were 30 rug hookers in attendance, both male and female, young and old, with Rideau Valley Boots and Baskets, Prescott Hoops and Hooks and the 1000 Islanders represented as well. The meal was graciously provided by Martintown (4 different soups and rolls) and Beaconsfield (the sweet table), plus plenty of coffee and tea flowing all day to go along with the chatter.
New friends were made and longtime friendships rekindled. Newbies to exp…

International Rug Hooking Day Celebration

Martintown Wild and Woolly Rug Hookers Hook-In

On December 4th we will be celebrating International Rug Hooking Day with the Martintown Wild & Woolly.  A Hook-In will be held at Martintown Community Center.   A big Thank You to the Martintown group for hosting this event. Martintown Community Center, 4850 County Road 20,  Martintown, ON Glengarry County, K0C 1S0

Beginners' Class

Xmas Intro WorkshopLCA, November 5th & 19th, 2016

We had several people try their hand at rug hooking at our Christmas Intro Workshop held on two Saturdays at Le Coin Artisanal. Some Christmas Trees were started and two young ladies made gifts, one a lovely mug rug for her dad and the other a sunflower for her friend.

Show & Tell / November 2016

Featured Member: Dawna MatthewCelebrating the Monarch butterflies annual migrations across North America

Prairie Remnant
Designed by: GoingGray
Hooked by: Dawna Matthew
Size: 40” x 28”
Cuts: #6 & some #4, wool
Teacher: Started with Iris Simpson at Green Mountain Rug School, June 2013

I consider this to be my first “real” rug. Previously I had only made two small pillows. The pattern is Prairie Remnant and is from Going Gray. I was attracted to the pattern because of the various flowers and the possibility for using bright, cheerful colours. I dyed most of the wool myself except for the background which is Dorr Oatmeal. The dip dye for the Blazing Stars was especially fun! I started the rug in a workshop at Green Mountain Rug School in an open class with Iris Simpson. Iris’s guidance, instruction and support were instrumental in giving Prairie Remnant a solid beginning. This rug hangs in my house and brings sunshine to us daily!

For more information about the Monarch Migration, follow thes…

Remembrance Day 2016

November 11th In Flanders Fieldsby Lt Col John McCrae
(Composed at the Battlefront  on May 3, 1915 during the second battle of Ypres, Belgium)

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place: and in the sky The larks still bravely singing fly Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the dead: Short days ago, We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved: and now we lie In Flanders fields!
Take up our quarrel with the foe To you, from failing hands, we throw The torch: be yours to hold it high If ye break faith with us who die, We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields.

2016 is the 100th Anniversary of the :

Battles of the Somme and Beaumont-Hamel in the North of FranceAnd the 75th Anniversary of the Canadians in Hong Kong

Please visit online:
Veterans Affairs Canada 

Book of Remembrance

The Memorial Chamber…

Halloween Hook-In

What a great fun! 
What a great turn out for our Halloween Hook In!  Beaconsfield Hookers certainly know how to get into the spirit of things!

 Dawna created this beautiful wreath which was drawn as a door prize for the crazy costumed hookers.

Charlene the crazy cat lady won the beautiful wreath

Fat Cat in the Hat curiously drawn to the Crazy Cat Lady.

Crazy Cat Lady looking to adopt another cat.

 Beautiful wicked witch Denise M. won a potted plant!
 We Love Monique's luscious lips !! LOL!

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.

As you can see here, Beaconsfield guild has had a very active summer. Not only have we been busy at home but also members have been reaching out and sharing with other groups.

Hooking in the Mountains XVIII

Hooking in the Mountains XVIII_Essex Junction, VermontBy Carolyn Ells

Over 375 hooked rugs and objects were on display at Hooked in the Mountains XVIII, October 19-23, 2016. The Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild can always be counted on for mounting an impressive hooked rug exhibition. I was glad to have three days to admire the display, take a turn demonstrating rug hooking at the show, take a couple of workshops, make and renew acquaintances, and shop among the vendors. There were scheduled talks on various topics each day, some by this year's featured artists. The show included a series of rugs on interpreting Tarot cards. All of this was conveniently located on one level in a large building at the Champlain Valley Exposition Center.

Beaconsfield was represented with a mini-display about our guild, rugs by several members in the main show, and Louise's rug in the people's choice section from last year's show. 

I took one-day workshops on Hook-a-purse-in-a-day (Diane Phi…