Showing posts from April, 2017

OHCG Annual Show

Cobourg Community Centre 
Cobourg, Ontario

Theme: “Images of Canada” to celebrate Canada’s 150th year.

We had a beautiful booth at this year’s Ontario Hooking Crafters Guild’s Annual held in Cobourg, Ontario. Fourteen members took part with forty-five pieces on show which made an amazing display of different styles, techniques and talent. The executive thanks everyone who took part.

Show &Tell / April 2017

Special Show&Tell: Easter

Cheeky Chicks By Ti Seymour
This family of chickens was self inspired, mum and 3 offspring and is an original.  Loretta Moore helped with aspects of design and colour planning after a fun stay at her home.

Needle-Felting Demo

Animals Needle-Felting with Andrée Lapensée

Thank you to Andrée for giving a needle-felting demonstration in February. A large number of members got to try their hand at this craft and had a lot of fun producing some cute birds under her patient instructions.

To show our appreciation to Andrée, we presented her with a basket of arts and crafts supplies which we know she will put to good use in her never-ending creative efforts.

Olde Forge

Olde Forge Annual Hook-in  1 April 2017

Respectfully Submitted by Ti Seymour

A large group of BHCG members attended Olde Forge Hook-in and enjoyed the welcoming tones of the violin from resident musician Stewart.  Laughs from the audience came as we fell for an April Fool’s joke, about a new wood frame being donated from a local carpenter.  Lesley Larsen - Convener of 2018 OHCG Annual spoke about members of Area 1 all getting involved to make next years Annual one to remember.  Door prizes and Visitor Basket was raffled.  Multiple vendors selling Rug Hooking and Needle Felting related items.  Lots of lovely sweet and savoury treats for everyone. Show and Tell provided some great inspiration and many ooo’s and ahhh’s.  Photographs of the Show & Tell will be available on Olde Forge’s Website.  We look forward to reciprocating their hospitality at our own Picnic on May 27th and again at our Covered Bridges Show in September.

Show &Tell / April -June 2017

About Birds!

Blue-jay Cushion Ti Seymour
Our cottage in the Laurentians sits amongst the Birch, Cedar and Maple trees which are abundant with life.  I wanted to complement some furniture in the cottage with life from the trees.  Bluejays regularly visit the feeder and have to share this with the resident squirrels too.  Hence the footstool close by.

Bird and Fruit
Denise Morissette

A picture of a Two-tone Swallow was my inspiration for a sculpted bird representation. I used wool cut no 6 and no 3.  The rug size is 16 X 17 inches.

Jeanne Osler

This is one of the first courses  I took as a beginner.  Joan Boyle was the teacher and a group  from BHCG  went to Brockville.  

Fledgling Eagle at MacNab Cemetery
Designed and hooked by Carolyn Ells in 2012.

I took a photograph of this young eagle shortly after it fledged from its nest. It was perched on a headstone at MacNab Cemetery in Nova Scotia. Jon Ciemiewicz guided me in adapting the bird image to rug hooking. The finished mat hangs …

Isabelle Rollin & Jacques Lepage / In The News

OHCG Newsletter / In the NewsOntario Newsletter - Issue No. 1, Spring 2017Isabelle Rollin and Jacques Lepage:A talented couple!
Isabelle Rollin and Jacques Lepage's work has been featured by the Ontario Hooking Craft Guild Newsletter. See magazine's cover and back cover  sections! Congratulations to both of you!. Click to enlarge.

OHCG Newsletter / In the News

OHCG Newsletter / In the NewsOntario 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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April Fool's Day

Poisson d'Avril / April Fools' Day