Showing posts from September, 2018

Punch Needle Workshop

Oxford Punch Needle Intro Workshop _Punch Needle Workshops Sept 17 & 24, 2018 Centennial Hall

By Dawna Matthew

In June 2018, Ti Seymour and Dawna Matthew went to Vermont to take part in Amy Oxford’s Punch Needle Rug Hooking Teacher Certification Program. Punch needle Rug Hooking has seen resurgence in popularity and Amy is working hard to keep up with the demand for both materials and teachers. Ti is planning on starting a group in Abu Dhabi where she is currently living.

In September 2018, Dawna gave 2 workshops for our members who were kind enough to let her practice her teaching skills!

September 17 she showed how to work with regular Oxford punches and rug yarn. Members had a choice of patterns and a wide range of colours to choose from. Everyone caught on quickly and was well on their way to finishing by the end of the day. You can see some of their wonderful work below.

Then on September 24 the day was devoted to fine punches and 2 ply yarn. This allowed for more detail in the …

Finnegan's Market

Hook-In at Finnegans Market _ By Dawna Matthew

Big THANK YOU to Isabelle & Jacques for organizing our day at Finnegan’s! We had beautiful weather, a great location and lots of friendly chats with interested passer byers!
Plus, we had fellow hookers from Martintown join the fun along with Johanne from L’Ourse qui Danse. And lots of shopping!!!

OHCG Newsletter / In The News

OHCG Newsletter / Fall 2018
Ontario Hooking Craft Guild - Reports by Branch
Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild (Area 1)

This is the Quarterly Activities Report published in the Ontario Hooking Craft Guild Newsletter.

Reports by Branch
 About the Credit Course of  Basic Rug Hooking  (St Lawrence Community College)

Andrée Lapensée / In the News

In the News Andrée Lapensée's work has been featured by the Ontario Hooking Craft Guild Newsletter! Congratulations Andrée! See page 28!

"Un jour de pluie" (A Rainy Day), original design by Andrée Lapensée.

Finnegan's Market

Finnegan's Market Hook-In Please come and join us for a  Hook-In at Finnegan's' Market on Saturday, September 22 (weather permitting).
Come anytime between 9 AM and 3 PM, and stay as long as you like!
All you need is a lawn chair, your hooking and tour smile!
A tent will be provided and refreshments are available on site.
Your friends at Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild (BHCG) would like to see you!

Punch Needle Workshop

Oxford Punch Needle Intro Workshop Punch Needle Workshops, Sept 17 & 24, 2018 Teacher: Dawna Matthew 

This 1 day workshop is designed to introduce you to the Oxford Punch Needle technique of rug hooking.
You will punch a small 5” x 7” frame with a design of your choosing. You may draw your own or choose from several that I will have on hand, and trace using Red Dot.
I will supply: - a 5” x 7” wooden frame with the backing (Monk’s Cloth) already attached - wool yarn, in a variety of colours, to punch your design - a hand out with instructions, pointers, etc..
Most of you have your own punch (or punches) and I have several which you may borrow for the class.
The cost for the 1 day workshops is as follows: - 25$ for the fine punch needle class using 2 ply wool yarn - 30$ for the regular punch needle class using 4 ply rug yarn
You will need: - sharp, pointy scissors - a permanent marker to draw or trace your pattern - your stitch gauge from your punch needle box if you have one - your smile!
The work…


Happy Birthday Tricolette!
Mark September 8 on your calendar!