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Monday, July 25, 2016

OHCG Newsletter / Lois Morris, Ti Seymour and Brenda Ticehurst In the News

Award winning rugs from the 2016 Annual

OHCG Newsletter - Summer 2016

By Dawna Matthew

Summer 2016
OHCG Newsletter - Issue 2 Summer 2016. Cover
For those of you who subscribe to the Ontario Hooking Craft Guild you will have received your Summer 2016 issue which features all the award winning rugs from the 2016 Annual.
Lois’ winning “Shaggy Bark River Birch” and Ti’s honourable mention “Richly Renaissance” in the Alternate Fibres & Techniques category are shown on page 11. 

Lois Morris and Ti Seymour
Lois Morris and Ti Seymour - Alternative Fibres & Techniques
OHCG Newsletter - Issue 2 Summer 2016. page 11

And then on page 12 you can enjoy Brenda’s “Golden Eagle”!

We are very proud of you, our Beaconsfield Hookers, and OHCG certainly knows we exist!!!

Brenda Ticehurst
Golden Eagle, hooked by Brenda Ticehurst. Adapted with permission of a photograph
OHCG Newsletter - Issue 2 Summer 2016. page 12

OHCG Newsletter / In The News

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.

Summer 2016
OHCG Newsletter, Issue 2, Summer 2016. Cover page

OHCG Newsletter, Issue 2, Summer 2016. Page 14: Reports By Branch

See also OHCG Fall Newsletter for the missing pictures!

Friday, July 1, 2016

Show & Tell / July- September 2016

Three Storied Rugs ! 

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

Gnome by Muriel Wilson (1979)

Gnome Hooked By My Mother
Rug by Muriel Wilson - Story by Cathy Wilson

This rug was hooked in 1979 when my mother was a student of Lois's. She used #3 cut wool that she dyed herself at her rug hooking classes. My parents had a cottage in Vermont at that time and subscribed to Yankee Magazine. The idea to hook a Gnome came from the illustration on the cover of the Magazine. I started hooking with Judith when my mother no longer lived at home and resided in a group home where she received medical care. At each visit I would bring my Pig rug to show her, and at each of these visits she did a critique that was quite harsh at times. I hook primitives using #6 or #8 cut wool and don't pay attention to details as my mother did . Thus the criticism. After my mother passed away, my two sisters and I had lots of difficulty deciding who got what rug. We now proudly have her rugs displayed in our homes where we give our own “show and tell” to any guests who ask .

The Yellow House - Isabelle Rollin (2016)

The Yellow House
Isabelle Rollin
36” x 50”

This rug brings back fond memories of having lived in this house for 20 years. While trying to fit in most of the existing elements,  the landscape seemed to form itself around the house as I worked on it. I hooked this piece using #6 cut with recycled wool as found, so the hunt for colors was a challenge on its own. This happy rug hangs in our new home, and I am glad I made it with love for it gives back much joy.

Grampy's Oxwn Adventure - Carolyn Ells (2007)

Grampy’s Oxen Adventure
Carolyn Ells, 2007. #4 cut on linen.

I designed this rug from a photograph taken by my father in December 1972. We are in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, on my grandparents’ farm. My grandfather hitched his oxen to a wagon, loaded on four of us grandchildren, my father and a sharp axe, and we were off to chop down a Christmas tree. It was a slow plod for Lion and Bright up the dirt road, along the grassy edge of the field, to the woods. After a careful selection of a suitable Christmas tree, Grampy had us step back to a safe distance as he swung the axe. Soon after we were loaded back on the wagon with our prize, and the oxen took us back to the farmhouse to decorate it.