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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.

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It was so nice to see our Covered Bridges featured in this issue of OHCG!

Xmas 2017

Happy Holidays!

Xmas Hook-in!

A Festive Hook-in!By Dawna Matthew

We celebrated the holidays at our last 2017 Hook-In on December 11th. Everyone was in a festive mood, gifts were exchanged and delicious goodies enjoyed. It was nice to see one of our new members, Ann, win a basket full of wool. This will help her stash grow!

Show & Tell / December 2017

Show & Tell: Xmas! Hooked Bags!

Claire Fradette
I received the beautiful red handle as a birthday gift from a dear friend and so it became my inspiration to hook a purse for it at a course I took in Ontario.

Denise Morissette
This bag is an original design. It is made out of a discarded cotton knit skirt cut in No. 8.

Denise Morissette
I have hooked the brown bag using a burlap bag I bought at Dollarama*, The stylized flower uses the different stitches learned in a workshop given by Lois Morris. New wool was used in  No. 3 and 6 cuts.
* Dollar Store

Carolyn Ells
This purse was “made in a day” at a Green Mountain workshop in the fall 2016. It is perfect to use for errands when I take the car.  For the hooking I used new hand-dyed wool on monk’s cloth.

***Follow these links to see other bags showcased in the past!

International Hook-In Day

December 4th, 2017International Hook-In DayDec. 4th 2017, 10 Am to 3 PM
St Mary's Community Center
19659 County Road 19
Williamstown, Ontario

Hosted by Beaconsfield & Martintown Guilds

By Dawna Matthew

On Monday, December 4th, we got together with our friends, The Martintown Wild and Woollies, and hosted International Rug Hooking Day at the St Mary’s Community in Williamstown, Ontario. What a wonderful day! We had 62 rug hookers attend with representatives from the following groups:

Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters  Guild Brockville and Thousand IslandsChateauguay Valley’s Rollicking Rug HookersMartintown Wild & WooliesOn Track IIOttawa Olde ForgePrescott Hoops and HooksSt-Henri Rug Hookers

Plus 3 vendors:

Loretta Moore of Hooked on the Lake, with her rug hooking and needle punch suppliesMitch from the Millinery at Cornerstone Farm, with his beautiful hand dyed yarnThe family from TreeHouse Creations, with the wonderful wooden decorations

Leslie Larson, our OHCG area 1 rep, gave a …

Blog / Claire Fradette in The News

The Rugged Moose Blog Here is a link to see Claire’s Scrappy Bag that she made in Wendie Scott Davis’ class at OHCG Fall School. Hers is #4 with the wool rose!
Way to go, Claire!!

See Post: I love my students!

Special Show & Tell_Doodle Bag Hooked By Claire Fradette

My little doodle bag is the result of a class I took in Ancaster, Ontario, given by Wendie Scott Davis. It was hooked with our stash of wool strips left over from other projects. Without the use of a pattern, we were given free rein and encouraged to “doodle”. My little bag is the perfect bag for my tablet.

Remembrance Day 2017

November 11th, 2017 100th anniversaries of The Battle of Vimy Ridge and the Battle of Passchendaele  (also known as the 3rd Battle of Ypres)
2017 also commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid

In Flanders Fields by John McCrae
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 your quarrel with the foe: To you, from falling hands, we throw The torch; be yours to hold high. If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow  In Flanders fields

International Hook-In Day

International Hook-In Day 2017

You are invited Please join in and help celebrate International Hook-In Day Dec. 4th 2017, 10 Am to 3 PM St Mary's Community Center 19659 County Road 19 Williamstown, Ontario K0C 2J0
Soup, sweets and beverages will be provided Loretta Moore will be there with her wonderful wool Hosted by Beaconsfield & Martintown Guilds Please RSVP to Candace at


Halloween Hook-in!
We celebrated Halloween at our Hook-In on Monday, October 30th, with lots of fun and laughter. There was a door prize for those brave enough to attend in costume and Rejean Courtemanche was the happy winner!

First Saturday Hook-In

Saturday, October 21st 2017
La Tricolette Saturday Hook-In!
Our first Saturday Hook-In at our new location was amazing. Our hosts Christiane & Ghisele were so welcoming. Plus, we were so happy to have 6 new members join us.

Show & Share

Dye Day Today was "Dye Day" and we had so much fun experimenting and sharing recipes, pots and pans!

Blog / The Guild In the News

Educating About Craft   By Dawna Matthew   
In the fall of 2017 Susan Feller posted an article titled “Educating About Craft” on her Blog  (ArtWools Studio of Susan L. Feller). In it she mentions two Quebec projects, one coordinated by Kathleen Menzies who is a member of Les Tapissiers de Saint-Henri and our project with Sherwood Forest Elementary School. This was a wonderful experience for not only the children but for all the members who participated. You can follow the link to see photos of all the happy faces!

Link to the Children Rug Hooking Photo-album.

Follow the link to read Susan Feller's article!
Link to the entire article, at  ArtWools Studio.

Saturday Hook-In

La Tricolette

Good news! We have found a venue for our Saturday Hook-Ins
Saturday Hook-Ins will be held on the 3rd Saturday of the month, beginning, October 21st.
Hours: 10 am to 3 pm
Location: La Tricolette
3652 Blvd. St Charles,
Kirkland, Que., H9H 3C3


October 9th, 2017
Happy Thanksgiving Day Canada!Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild Wish You A Memorable Thanksgiving!