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2016 AGM

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BHCG Annual General Meeting Here you have the new Executive! Executive Committee  2016 President Ti Seymour  Vice-President  Dawna Matthew Secretary  Fay Louch Treasurer Candace Fradette

A Mother's Day Craft Fair

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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

Villa Beaurepaire

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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

Open Class

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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.

Dye Course by Lois Morris

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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 R egistration & 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

Rug Hooking Retreat

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May is coming soon. Be part of this event! May 2016 Retreat

Olde Forge

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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  

Show & Tell / April - June 2016

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This is selection of rugs from our September 2015 Exhibition, held at the Beaconsfield Library and at Centennial Hall. Sally Perodeau Oriental Rug    A Rittermere Pattern    Hooked By Sally Perodeau    Canadian Mosaic is a Rittermere pattern that I really love because the flowers are used as symbols to represent all the Canadian Provinces!  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 ho