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Sugar Schak

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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

Work in Progress

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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!

St Patrick Day!

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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

TV Serie

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MAKE! Craft Britain : A TV Serie about Rug Hooking! Lynn Soule of North Hero Fiber Bees share this link with us! http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09whc5t 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 Episode 1, Series 1, MAKE! Craft Britain - BBC Four Novice crafters master the art of hooky rugmaking and traditional letterpress. bbc.co.uk

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: https://www.stlawrencecollege.ca/programs-and-courses/con-ed/ssoa-main/ 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 http://parttime.stlawrencecollege.ca/stlaw/course/course.aspx?C=80699&pc=429&mc=&sc = 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 h

Guild Challenge

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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