Welcome To Our Blog

Welcome To Our Blog
On this Blog you will find articles about our activities and archives from 3 of the Guild's Web pages:
  • Featured Rugs
  • Tips
  • Patterns

Latest News

Latest News

Monday, April 25, 2016

2016 AGM

BHCG Annual General Meeting

Here you have the new Executive!

Executive Committee 

Ti Seymour 

Dawna Matthew

Fay Louch

Candace Fradette

Saturday, April 23, 2016

A Mother's Day Craft Fair

Rug Hooking Demonstration

John Abbot College
April 23, 2016

 Demonstrating at the John Abbott Craft Fair to raise funds for NALI Animal Orphanage. Thanks to our members for supporting this event and donating the sale of cards to this worthy cause.

A Mother's Day Craft Fair at John Abbot College

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Villa Beaurepaire

A Very Special Rug Hooking Demonstration

By Isabelle Rollin

On April 21st, a beautiful sunny spring afternoon, a rug hooking demonstration was held at La Villa Beaurepaire.

Our dear friend and co-member Ailish greeted Jeanne, Dawna, Ti, Jacques and I,  and together we showed and explained the art of traditional rug hooking.  Examples of many different techniques were displayed, and the interested group were able to try out some hooking of their own.

They were invited to come and visit us at Centennial Hall, and also at their neighbor's, Le Coin Artisanal. It was a very pleasing event, and we were very happy  see Ailish. As we left, many people were heading outside ,in the garden, to take in some sunshine.

Ville Beaurepaire- Image taken from Villa Beaurepaire Website

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Open Class

Rug Hooking Open Class

February 22– April  4, 20016

Lois Morris

During 6 weeks, Lois Morris offered an open class to  members interested  in  hook a rug of their choice with her help and orientation. It was a great opportunity to create their own designs or try new ideas, because they could choose any technique, cut sizes and materials.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Dye Course by Lois Morris

Dye & Basic Color Course by  Lois Morris

This is a 3 day course of 3 hours per day in which the student will learn the basic color wheel and how it works and  how to  Dip dye, Spot dye, Onion Skin, Over dyeing, Paintbrush dyeing, and Swatch dyeing.

Place: Centennial Hall, Beaconsfield

Dates: Mondays: May 2nd,   May 9th,  and May 16th, 2016

Time: 10.00am  -  1pm

Price: $160.00 MEMBERS; $195 NON-MEMBERS

Registration:  by Monday: April 11, 2016

For Registration & Information contact Lois Morris (1- 450-834-6912) or lomohook@bell.net

Students will participate in class.  You will each take home samples of what we do, and detailed
Notes of what we do.

  • Day 1:  We will cover 3 ways to use onion skins, dip dye, spot dye, paintbrush dye, color removal
  • Day 2:  We will dye an 8 value swatch on natural wool, (3” x 6”) pieces.
  • Day 3:   We will dye an 8 value transitional swatch.

Equipment you will need at home for dyeing:

  • A set of  spice spoons ( available at Ares Kit. Stores) These cost approx.  $10.00 ( Traditional hooking dye spoons are approx.  3/$60)
  • A set of every day stainless measuring spoons
  • A  2 Cup measuring cup
  • 1 -1 quart mason jars (or other large jars with tops)
  • A large enamel or Teflon pot.  (Walmart in the US sells an electric Teflon pot called Presto Kitchen Kettle for approx. $30.00.)  Like the ones used in class.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Rug Hooking Retreat

May is coming soon. Be part of this event!

May 2016 Retreat

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Olde Forge

Olde Forge 2016 Hook-In 

By Ti Seymour

13 members represented Beaconsfield at Olde Forge.  7 Vendors attended, which kept me busy almost the entire time.
A photo booth was available to take pics of your pieces allowing the Show and Tell to move along quickly. 
Candace was the first winner of the day from the Door Prize pick and received a fabulous hoop that Carol Shewan sells. I won the main prize a big basket filled with books, mags, jute and wool.  Woohoo!!!

Lois Morris and her new rug


Friday, April 1, 2016

Show & Tell / April - June 2016

This is selection of rugs from our September 2015 Exhibition, held at the Beaconsfield Library and at Centennial Hall.

Sally Perodeau

Oriental Rug
By Sally Perodeau

This rug was completed and first exhibited in 1987 at one of the Guild’s annual shows. Because of its age it has somehow faded but it retains its original inspiration. It has continued to have an impact on the style of rugs I have been inclined to hook. It now hangs, mellowed and faded, in my daughter’s hallway.

Lois J. Morris

Outher Limits
By Lois Morris

This piece has one circle in the centre and all the rest of the designs are small circles and parts of circles, incorporating here and there colourful zigzags. I inserted designs in each one, some carved, others in fancy stitches.  It was hooked with hooking wools, swatches, organza, stretch fabric, t-shirts, and yarn.
I hooked it in the 70's when I was into mixed media.

Jacques Lepage

The Craftman Rug
By Jacques Lepage

This rug was made to go in our living room, as well as a chair that I covered with the same pattern. Inspired by a piece of Gustave Stickley hardware,  Isabelle Rollin designed this. I had to slightly change the pattern in order to use as is the recycled wool -  I kept running out of certain colors. I enjoyed hooking this piece, calculating everything, using #8 and #6 cuts.

Carolyn Ells

By Carolyn Ells
Design: Traditional, popular for quilts and hooked rugs

This is the second mat I hooked (and first floor rug). I was nervous to take on anything complicated so I chose a “simple” geometric. Very soon I discovered that colour planning a geometric is a challenge. After many false starts, Judith Dallegret (my teacher) suggested that I first work in grey scale, planning where I wanted to place light, medium and dark values. It came together quickly after that. The light colours are gradually woven into dark colours.