Showing posts from March, 2017

Spring Hook-In

Spring Day & Happiness Day Hook-in
We have such a wonderful, talented group! Yesterday was the first day of Spring and Happiness Day. We celebrated and made over 60 snippet pouches.

Show&Tell / March 2017

Special Show&Tell: Spring

By Lois Morris

I designed this rug in 1990 .  It's called "Spring"  my daughter Susan has it in her bathroom. I like designs that go out in the border.

New Asset

Eurosteam Next Generation Steam Iron
The guild has just become proud owners of a Eurosteam Next Generation Steam Iron. On March 13th, Dawna's rug was used for our first demo. Wow, this iron does a great job!. Everyone was very impressed with the final results. And no more dripping wet towels!
Pattern by Highland Heart Hookery in NS

Claire finished her Maud Lewis, Haywagon and Cove (pattern from Highland Heart Hookery) which was started in a class with Doug Rankin. Today, March 20th, it was steamed with our new acquisition. Isn't it beautiful!

Canolas Workshop

Special Rug Hooking Workshop on Canolas

Loretta Moore is offering a Rug Hooking Workshop on a fun technique that she and her friends have named “CANOLAS”, a Canadian rug hooking version of traditional Mola designs.

What is a Mola you may ask?
Molas are handmade using a reverse appliqué technique. Several layers (usually two to seven) of different-coloured cloth (usually cotton) are sewn together; the design is then formed by cutting away parts of each layer. The edges of the layers are then turned under and sewn down. Often, the stitches are nearly invisible. This is achieved by using a thread the same color as the layer being sewn, sewing blind stitches, and sewing tiny stitches. The finest molas have extremely fine stitching, made using tiny needles.

The largest pattern is typically cut from the top layer, and progressively smaller patterns from each subsequent layer, thus revealing the colours beneath in successive layers. This basic scheme can be varied by cutting through multiple…

Thank you LCA!

Le Coin Artisanal
For the past several years Le Coin Artisanal has hosted our Saturday Hook-Ins. Sadly they are closing their doors this month but we couldn't let them go without a proper send off!  Kathy & Paola we will miss you!!