Showing posts from November, 2016

International Rug Hooking Day Celebration

Martintown Wild and Woolly Rug Hookers Hook-In

On December 4th we will be celebrating International Rug Hooking Day with the Martintown Wild & Woolly.  A Hook-In will be held at Martintown Community Center.   A big Thank You to the Martintown group for hosting this event. Martintown Community Center, 4850 County Road 20,  Martintown, ON Glengarry County, K0C 1S0

Beginners' Class

Xmas Intro WorkshopLCA, November 5th & 19th, 2016

We had several people try their hand at rug hooking at our Christmas Intro Workshop held on two Saturdays at Le Coin Artisanal. Some Christmas Trees were started and two young ladies made gifts, one a lovely mug rug for her dad and the other a sunflower for her friend.

Show & Tell / November 2016

Featured Member: Dawna MatthewCelebrating the Monarch butterflies annual migrations across North America

Prairie Remnant
Designed by: GoingGray
Hooked by: Dawna Matthew
Size: 40” x 28”
Cuts: #6 & some #4, wool
Teacher: Started with Iris Simpson at Green Mountain Rug School, June 2013

I consider this to be my first “real” rug. Previously I had only made two small pillows. The pattern is Prairie Remnant and is from Going Gray. I was attracted to the pattern because of the various flowers and the possibility for using bright, cheerful colours. I dyed most of the wool myself except for the background which is Dorr Oatmeal. The dip dye for the Blazing Stars was especially fun! I started the rug in a workshop at Green Mountain Rug School in an open class with Iris Simpson. Iris’s guidance, instruction and support were instrumental in giving Prairie Remnant a solid beginning. This rug hangs in my house and brings sunshine to us daily!

For more information about the Monarch Migration, follow thes…

Remembrance Day 2016

November 11th In Flanders Fieldsby Lt Col John McCrae
(Composed at the Battlefront  on May 3, 1915 during the second battle of Ypres, Belgium)

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place: and in the sky The larks still bravely singing fly Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the dead: Short days ago, We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved: and now we lie In Flanders fields!
Take up our quarrel with the foe To you, from failing hands, we throw The torch: be yours to hold it high If ye break faith with us who die, We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields.

2016 is the 100th Anniversary of the :

Battles of the Somme and Beaumont-Hamel in the North of FranceAnd the 75th Anniversary of the Canadians in Hong Kong

Please visit online:
Veterans Affairs Canada 

Book of Remembrance

The Memorial Chamber…