Welcome To Our Blog

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

Latest News

Friday, March 30, 2018

Sugar Schak

Sucrerie de la Montagne

On March 29 we again* visited Sucrerie de la Montagne in Rigaud, Quebec, for a delicious meal and great entertainment. Several of our members are now experienced spoon players but the band members told them not to quit their day jobs! Thanks to Monique Goulet our VP for organizing such a fun filled outing!

* First visit: Spring 2018

Monday, March 19, 2018

Work in Progress

Show & Tell

Show & Tell by BHCG members of rugs in progress during Hook-In of  March 18th, 2018.

Show and Tell - March 18th 2018 Hook-In
Debbie's little antique rug

Andrée's winter scene, the cardinals are next!

Denise M's humming bird, hooked partly with velvet to give iridescence. It will be a purse.

Johanne's family cottage, hooked with strips of fabric and the water in front will be velvet!

Juliet's stained glass Loons, looking so serene!
Pattern from Willow Creek Rug Hooking

Rejean's wide cut.

Carolyn's colorful birds

Candace's covered bridge is getting it's location added. Hooked in nylons, some dyed and some as is colours.

Jacquie B. beautiful covered bridge.

Isabelle's "Hug Rug". This rug is large and Isabelle is duplicating actual plaid patterns. Amazing!

Sylvia's latest. Love that background!

Jacques' logger coming down the river!

Debbie's beautiful Live, Love, Laugh rug.

Chris's future bath mat, tee shirt fabric on Verel.

Dawna's chair pad punched with Oxford punch and dyed bulky yarn. Pattern from Rags to Riches, Pictou NS

Ann's first piece.
Brave, Ann!!
Pattern from Kris Miller, Introduction to Rug Hooking.

Cathy's stair riser # 4, 9 to go!!!

Another of Debbie's little antique rugs.
Brenda's wonderful autumn scene.
Lois' beautiful florals.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

St Patrick Day!

Green Day!

March 17th, 2018

St Patrick’s Day fell on our regular Hook-In date at Tricolette, so naturally we all came dressed in green! There was a door prize of a basket of green wool.

St Patrick Hook-In

St Patrick Hook-In

St Patrick Hook-In

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

TV Serie

MAKE! Craft Britain :

A TV Serie about Rug Hooking!

Lynn Soule of North Hero Fiber Bees share this link with us!

Watch BBC to see Heather Ritchie in action, teaching six people during a two days Rug Hooking Workshop for Beginners! 3 episodes - 1 hour each. March 21, 2018 at 21:00

Novice crafters master the art of hooky rugmaking and traditional letterpress.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

St Lawrence College Summer Classes

Rug Hooking Summer Classes

Exciting News!

St Lawrence College Summer School of the Arts is offering two rug hooking classes this summer:

At the Cornwall campus, July 9 to 13:

Basic Rug Hooking
This introductory course provides the foundational skills for the novice rug hooker to begin their artistic journey. Students will learn about the tools and selection of appropriate materials. They will develop the skills required for this art form, exploring fine flat hooking and finishing techniques.
Instructor: Carol Shewan

At the Brockville campus, July 23 to 27:

Intermediate Rug Hooking
By examining the properties, harmonies, and theory of the Twelve Hue Colour Wheel, students apply this knowledge in experimenting with various dyeing techniques. Procedures to promote health and safety in handling three types of acid dyes (Cushing, Majic Carpet, Pro Chem) is emphasized. Primitive dyeing techniques are also explored. Students assemble shared reference dye journals of their results for future rug hooking projects.
Instructor: Laura Boszormeny

Both of these classes are credits towards the Traditional Rug Hooking certificate offered by SLC but are open to everyone. Sign up a.s.a.p. if interested as these classes fill up quickly.

Your friends, the Beaconsfield Girls, are registered for both these class and staying in residence. We can guarantee excellent teaching by day and great companionship in the evenings.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Guild Challenge

Hook a Self-portrait!

Last week we put forth a “Guild Challenge” – to hook a self portrait. The suggested size was approx. 8” x 10”, but feel free to express yourself in any size, any cut, any fabric. You can go for the realistic look or the wild and wacky! It can be frontal, side or the back view! This is meant to be FUN.

Aim to have your piece finished by fall, 2018.

Hook a Self-portrait Challenge