Showing posts from July, 2018

St Lawrence College

SLC Dye ClassIntermediate Rug HookingBrockville, July 23rd to 27th, 2018

By Dawna Matthew

What a fun time with a lively and lovely group of fellow hookers at St Lawrence College, Brockville Campus. Laura Boszormeny was our instructor and led us through the many different and fascinating techniques for dyeing wool. We dabbled in the dye pots and although there was much giggling and chatting Laura managed to keep us on track. Laura generously shared her vast knowledge and experience and we all came away with many new skills and a necklace full of samples.
This week long July class was part of the St Lawrence College certificate in Traditional Rug Hooking.

St Lawrence College


Claire Fradette / In The News

OHCG Newsletter / Summer 2018
Claire Fradette won the Craft  Ontario Affiliate Award at the Ontario Hooking Craft Guild 2018 Annual Exhibition. Her work has been featured by the Ontario Hooking Craft Guild Newsletter.  Congratulations Claire!

Show & Tell: July - September 2018

Show & Tell : Covered Bridges! Dawna Matthew's Rugs
From the middle 1800’s to the middle 2000’s over 1000 to 1200 covered bridges were built in Quebec alone, and, of these, 82 were still in existence in 2012. (Certain sources claim 100). These structures were erected to facilitate the transport of timber across watercourses, replacing the early primitive bridges made out of exposed wooden boards, which, unprotected from the elements, were rotting quickly and were hazardous for the users. Covering the bridge with a roof meant a longer lifespan for the bridge andprotection for the horses and pedestrians. Over the years, many of these bridges were restored and are still in use today for pedestrians and cyclists. 

Pont St Columban 
Hooked by Dawna Matthew

This covered bridge was built in 1937 but unfortunately burned down in 1974. When the guild decided to have a theme for our 2017 biennial show I started thinking about which covered bridge in Quebec was the closest to my home, and…