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Monday, February 22, 2016

Work in Progress

Show & Tell

Show & Tell  by BHCG Rug Hookers of rugs in progress during Hook-In of  February 22nd, 2016.

Kitt's Rug Hooked Collection

Kitt brought in some gorgeous primitive style rugs made by her mum. All are recycled material on a latch hook backing.

Brenda is also working on a piece that is solely sourced from recycled wool.


Sylvia's cats are getting the final finishing touches. A huge crowd pleaser!


Claire determined to finish her Maud Lewis piece before Doug Rankin arrives to teach a Wide Cut Shaded Flower class.


Monique making good headway on her 2nd piece - great colours

Barbara's crows are a true delight both on the canvas and in her back garden

Colourful rug for our colourful character Monique


Terri's first footstall project underway


Cathy's Scrappy Rug near completion, from Judith Dallegret's Scrappy Class in March 2015


Well done Andrée Lapensée for completing a pair of Hooked Slippers that featured in Jan/Feb 2016 Rug Hooking Magazine.

Hooked Slippers
The sole of the slippers were adapted from a knitting project.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Braiding with Kris McDermet

Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild
Rug Hooking Retreat
Ermitage Sainte-Croix 
Pierrefonds, Quebec
May 13-15, 2016


After Hooking Comes Braiding

Teacher: Kris McDermet


Kris's recent awards include 2015 Rug Hooking Magazine's celebration - Finalist in the Original Category for "Prints", August 2014 Sauder Village "Prints" Mixed Media, October 2014 GMRHG
Hooked on he Mountains Viewers Choice for "Passion" and "Prints".
More details about Kris can be found at www.krismcdermetrugs.com


CLASS: Learn how to add a Braid to any round, oval or square cornered hooked pieces. Plus how to Braid within a hooked piece.

You will also be shown:
- Straight Braiding around a circle and oval;
- Padding and lining hooked pieces;
- Sewing and lacing on the first row of Braid to a hooked piece;
- BUTTING - that is joining the 6 raw ends of the braid to make a perfect Circle or Oval;
- How to Braid  and  lace a PICOT edge onto the oval -this will be row # 2;
- How to made a Nine (90) Loop Braided Center that will be inserted into the oval;
- How to Braid a Bowl or a Bag.

For further information and registration package contact our president, Ti Seymour
Tel: (514) 247-9310 or email ti.seymour@yahoo.com

Shaded Flower - Wide Cut with Doug Rankin

Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild
Rug Hooking Retreat
Ermitage Sainte-Croix 
Pierrefonds, Quebec
May 13-15, 2016

Shaded Flower - Wide Cut

Teacher: Doug Rankin

Shaded Flower
Shaded Flower - Wide Cut with Doug Rankin

Doug is a Certified McGown Teacher who has taught workshops in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Ontario.  Doug and his wife Anne, own and operate the Rug Hooking Studio “Highland Heart Hookery” located in their home in Clayton Park, Halifax where he teaches monthly rug hooking classes to beginners and experienced rug hookers.

CLASS: You will learn how to shade flowers (Rose; Iris; Poppy) using a six value swatch with a # 6 cut.
Two six value swatches should complete one flower.  

PATTERNS:  Choose one of the following:  Rose; Iris or Poppy
Web:   www.hookarug.com
Email:  dougmarlee@gmail.com
Phone: (902) 445-4644

WOOL: Anne Rankin will be there with her wool to sell & to help with color/wool selection.

For further information and registration package contact our president, Ti Seymour
Tel: (514) 247-9310 or email ti.seymour@yahoo.com

Thursday, February 18, 2016

May Retreat

Rug Hooking Retreat

May 13 - 15, 2016

Ermitage Sainte-Croix, 

Pierrefonds, Québec

May Retreat
BHCG Rug Hooking Retreat

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Open Class


Lois Morris
Where:   Centennial  Hall, Beaconsfield

Price:  $150.00 Members  or $185 for Non-Members

Class:  6 Weeks :  Anything you want to do Primitive, Contemporary, Stained Glass, Pictorial,  Fifi (find it, finish it)  Any cut, Any material..
We will discuss color and how it works.  Also, how to use the fabrics you have to achieve the color scheme and look that you want.

Date :  Mondays   10:00 am  - 2 :00 pm;  February:   22/16 – April  4/16

Register:    Monday,  February 8th, 15th or 22nd.
Register intent to attend by Monday, February 15th at e-mail or telephone number below.

Teacher:   Lois Morris: e-mail:   lomohook@bell.net  or   lomohook@icloud.net

Phone:   450 – 834 – 6912

Student will bring to class:
A pattern or a design of your own.  Keep in mind copyright regulations if there’s a pattern you want to reproduce.
Putting your pattern on in class:
Know the size of the piece you wish to do i.e.  10” x 18”,  or 24” x 34” .  If you have foundation and red dot bring it with you.  If you require materials, please let Lois know in advance.
If bringing a design you have found. i.e.  coloring book, wall paper, gift wrap etc. and you are not sure of the size, bring a few photo copies, of different sizes to work with.
Sharpie Laundry Marker:   Available at JC or Bureau en Gros.