Showing posts from February, 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 Brenda is also working on a piece that is solely sourced from recycled wool. Sylvia Sylvia's cats are getting the final finishing touches. A huge crowd pleaser! Claire Claire determined to finish her Maud Lewis piece before Doug Rankin arrives to teach a Wide Cut Shaded Flower class. Monique Monique making good headway on her 2nd piece - great colours   Barbara Barbara's crows are a true delight both on the canvas and in her back garden Monique Colourful rug for our colourful character Monique Terri Terri's first footstall project underway Cathy Cathy's Scrappy Rug near completion, from Judith Dallegret's Scrappy Class in March

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   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 edg

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 - 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: Email: Phone: (902) 445-4644 WOOL: Anne Rankin will be there with her wool to sell & to help with color/wool selection. For further information

May Retreat

Rug Hooking Retreat May 13 - 15, 2016 Ermitage Sainte-Croix,  Pierrefonds, Québec BHCG Rug Hooking Retreat

Show & Share

Members at BHCG, encouraged by recent classes or years of experience, have started a new initiative "Show & Share". Denise Vandenbemden kick started the sessions with a Sculpting demonstration. I'm up next, How to Create Your Own Family Plaid, from a workshop taught by Laurie Wiles at TIGHR 2015, called Playing with Plaids . Ti Seymour - President BHCG Ti Seymour. Family Plaid.

Open Class

OPEN CLASS with 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:  or 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 h