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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

International Rug Hooking Day Celebration

Martintown Wild and Woolly Rug Hookers Hook-In


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

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Beginners' Class

Xmas Intro Workshop

LCA, 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.


Beginners Class
Illustration by Maria Romero

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Show & Tell / November 2016

Featured Member: Dawna Matthew

Celebrating the Monarch butterflies annual migrations across North America



Dawna Mathhew
Prairie Remnant - Hooked by Dawna Matthew


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 these links:




Saturday, November 5, 2016

Remembrance Day 2016

November 11th

Poppies - Jeanne Osler
Oriental Poppy, Hooked by Jeanne Osler

In Flanders Fields

by 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 France
  • And the 75th Anniversary of the Canadians in Hong Kong


Please visit online:
Veterans Affairs Canada 
Website: http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/

Book of Remembrance
http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/books

The Memorial Chamber
http://www.lop.parl.gc.ca/About/Parliament/Publications/Memorial/Memorial-e.asp

Peace Tower, Ottawa
http://www.parl.gc.ca/About/House/Collections/carillon-e.htm


We remember them!