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Welcome To Our Blog
On this Blog you will find articles about our activities and archives from 3 of the Guild's Web pages:
  • Featured Rugs
  • Tips
  • Patterns

Latest News

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Sunday, January 28, 2018

BeaconsfieldRugHooking.com

10 years On-line!



10 years On-line
Cake by Une touche sucrée.



2008
A little Fish With Big Dreams
January 28th: Website launch announcement 
February 19th: French Version launch announcement


2010
Guild's 35th Anniversary
Guestbook
1st animated rug video


2012
Relooking
Blog launch announcement 
Website Refreshment
New Visual Identity (Actual Banner)
Matty, Our On-line Mascot
Facebook Profile
2nd animated rug video

2015
Guild's 40th Anniversary
Guestbook
Photoalbum
Illustrations
3rd animated rug video


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Website Committee

2008 - 2009
President : Denise Vandenbemden
Editor / Translator: Maureen Rowe
Webmaster/Designer: Maria Romero


2010 
President : Denise Vandenbemden
Editor / Translator: Rose Kandy
Webmaster/Designer: Maria Romero


2011 - 2012
President: Louise G. de Tonnacour
Editor / Translator: Rose Kandy
Webmaster/Designer: Maria Romero

2013 
Co-Presidents: Riita Jackson & Ti Seymour
Editor / Translator: Rose Kandy
Webmaster/Designer: Maria Romero

2014 
President: Ti Seymour
Editor / Translator: Rose Kandy
Webmaster/Designer: Maria Romero

2015  - 2016
President: Ti Seymour
Editor / Translator: Jacqueline Bouchard
Linda Henderson - Collaborator (2015)
Webmaster/Designer: Maria Romero

2017 
President : Dawna Matthew
Editor / Translator: Jacqueline Bouchard
Webmaster/Designer: Maria Romero



Friday, January 26, 2018

Patty Yoder

Hooked On Patty Yoder  

Sep 30, 2017 - Jan 21, 2018 
Shelburne Museum 



Wonderful trip down to Vermont. We were fortunate to catch the last weekend of the Patty Yoder Exhibition at the Shelburne Museum. What a talented lady and such a great loss to our rug hooking community. Here you have some pictures!. 

Patty Yoder
Claire and Candace Fradette visiting the Exhibition

Patty Yoder
Bailey has the Ball, 2004. Wool and cotton, 65 1/4 x 66 in.

Patty Yoder
Patty Yoder

Patty Yoder
Patty Yoder

Patty Yoder
Patty Yoder



Friday, January 19, 2018

Punch Needle Workshop

Oxford Punch Needle workshop with Sara Burghoff

By Dawna Matthew

On January 19th four of our members traveled down to Vermont for a 1 day Oxford Punch Needle workshop with Sara Burghoff. We spent a lovely day with Sara who is a Oxford Certified Instructor and the former owner of Violet Jane Yarn. We did lots of punching, dyeing and laughing. A relaxing and valuable learning experience!



Punch Needle
Candace Fradette

Claire
Claire Fradette

Monday, January 8, 2018

Show & Tell / January - March 2018

On this Gallery, you can tour a selection of rugs from our last Exhibition, held on September 2017 at Centennial Hall

Canadian Cultural Heritage


The year 2017 was Canada’s 150th anniversary. To extend and commemorate Canada’s Culture and Heritage, this year our Website’s  “Show & Tell” section will be dedicated to heritage buildings and historical sites. In the coming months, two of these structures, lighthouses and covered bridges, will be shown as seen by our rug hookers. Starting in January, Lighthouses will be highlighted in Show & Tell, to be followed by Covered bridges a few months later. 

Show & Tell : About Lighthouses

In view of Canada’s substantial watercourses, and Quebec’s  geographical position, lighthouses hold a big place in the history of our country. Starting in 1734, when the Louisbourg lighthouse was built, their number has increased to 750 over the years. They have fulfilled an essential role in navigation, providing safety and sanctuary. Many of these beacons have evolved or have moved on to new roles.  To learn more about lighthouses, please visit:

Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Parks Canada
The Canadian Encyclopedia
La route des phares du Québec



My Little Lighthouse Mat - Judith Dallegret
My Little Lighthouse Mat - Judith Dallegret


My Little Lighthouse Mat 
Judith Dallegret

This mat was hooked as a learning piece and was part of a Nova Scotia teachers’ workshop project.

First, we dyed the sunset sky and water and it was to be  hooked as it came off the cutting wheel in order. I completely mixed my pieces up and was quick to forget that rule. I just hooked the colours as I felt  it would  best create the sunset and its reflection on the water. Thus, it became a more painterly piece for me.

Dyeing one piece of spot wool for the rocks was another challenge. They were then hooked in a different “direction of hooking lines “ as this seemed to keep the rocks simple without adding too many different colours. This lighthouse is in Cape Breton, as I recall. The mat was designed by one of the teachers in the Nova Scotia guild, Kathleen Gorman, whose mother taught us to “Always hook a red line around your border” before finishing a mat - and she was right!

This little mat is now owned by Shelley Ambrose, the executive director of the Walrus Foundation and publisher of The Walrus magazine in Toronto, Ontario.



Lighthouse on a Stormy Day - Candace Fradette
Lighthouse on a Stormy Day - Candace Fradette



Lighthouse on a Stormy Day
Candace Fradette

I began my lighthouse piece as the subject of a session I was taking in Brockville with teacher Laura Boszormeny in summer 2016. The subject was Primitive rugs. I finished it in early 2017, submitted it to the Williamstown Fair this summer and was awarded 2nd place under primitive rug hooking.




Little Light - Claire Fradette
Little Light - Claire Fradette


Little Light
Claire Fradette

This little footstool representing a lighthouse is from a kit from Doug Rankin I picked up while visiting his shop in Halifax.



More rugs with the same theme!


Portland Head Light - Jeanne Osler
Portland Head Light - Jeanne Osler



Portland Head Light – A childhood Memory 
Jeanne Osler

This lighthouse is the Portland Head Light, in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.  Pre-World War II  my family and many relatives always vacationed in the Portland area.   A visit to the lighthouse was always a must where as children we played on the rocks and collected periwinkles to  bring home to our grandmother, one of her favourite meals.



Atlantic Puffins - Rose Kandy
Atlantic Puffins - Rose Kandy

Atlantic Puffins
By Rose Kandy

This wall hanging is 35 in. long x 12 in. wide. I purchased the stamped pattern on burlap from Encompassing Design Rug Hooking Studio in Mahone Bay, N.S. This is a design by the late Susan Leslie. The rocks were hooked with a variety of dyed and natural re-purposed Harris tweed jackets, while the sky, lighthouse and puffins were hooked with recycled and new dyed wool cut in no. 3, 4 and 5 widths. The border was whipped using recycled black knitting yarn.

Puffins are fascinating creatures; who can resist a combination of Peggy's Point Lighthouse and puffins? This rug hooking project started off life as part of a hooking demo. The burlap was stretched on an ancient hooking frame at the Dorval History Museum - fellow rug hookers Betty Austin, Alice Hamilton and Denise Morissette may all claim a couple of the rocks.

Note: This rug has been already showcased in the past
See Show & Tell July - September 2015


Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Show & Tell / January 2018

2017: The 150th Anniversary of Canada and 375th Anniversary of Montreal

Special Show & Tell : Canada


On this Show & Tell, you can tour a selection of rugs from our last Exhibition, held on September 2017 at Centennial Hall.


Canadian Flag
Canadian Flag 150

Mini-mats
By Carolyn Ells

These mini-mats acknowledge Canada’s 150th birthday and Montreal's 375th birthday, both celebrated in 2017. The white pine motif was added to Montreal’s flag in 2017 in recognition of indigenous peoples who are part of the roots and life of the city. Both miniatures are punch needle embroidery on weaver’s cloth. The Canadian flag is made with cotton floss and the Montreal motif with wool. 


White Birch
White Birch