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St Lawrence College

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SLC Dye Class Intermediate Rug Hooking Brockville, 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 Dye Class St Lawrence College Dye Class St Lawrence College Dye Class St Lawrence College Dye Class St Lawrence College Dye Class

St Lawrence College

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Basic Rug Hooking St Lawrence College Cornwall, July 9th  to 13th, 2018 By Ti Seymour 15 happy hookers attended St Lawrence College, Cornwall for the Credit Course - Basic Rug Hooking, taught by Carol Shewan (Willow Creek Rug Hooking).   Attendees came from Beaconsfield, Martintown and Ottawa branches.   The motifs hooked covered the use of spot dye, swatches, dip dye and alternative fibres.   There was something new for everyone to learn from colour theory, hooking perfect loops, shading and finishing techniques.   Thank you Carol for such a fun week, you brought out the best work in each of us.      This Fibre Arts Program run by Laura Boszormeny is a well rounded education for anyone looking for improvement and friendship.     Follow the link: https://www.stlawrencecollege.ca/programs-and-courses/full-time/programs/a_m/fibre-arts-traditional-rug-hooking/brockville-part-time/ Basic Rug Hooking, taught by Carol Shewan Basic Rug Hooking, taught by C

Claire Fradette / In The News

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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! At the top: Claire Fradette won an award! 

Show & Tell: July - September 2018

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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 and   protection 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 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 ab