Showing posts from October, 2018


Halloween Hook-In_ Hallowe'en 2018 was celebrated in our usual way, with dress up day and silliness! Here you can see 2 members arm wrestling to see who will win a jar of noodles!!!

Amy Oxford's Certificate

Punch Needle Teaching Certificate_
Dawna Matthew and Ti Seymour received their Oxford Punch Needle Teaching Certificates from Amy Oxford yesterday (October 17th). We're very proud of you girls!


TIGHR _ The International Guild of Handhooking Rugmakers
Oct 8 to 11, 2018

By Dawna Matthew

TIGHR held its 2018 triennial in Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales, October 8th to 11th. Approximately 150 rugmakers came together and certainly achieved TIGHR’s mission which is to spread friendship through fibre crafts around the world. Some attendees came from as far away as Japan and Australia. Great Britain, USA and Canada were also well represented. Two of our members, Ti Seymour and Dawna Matthew were thrilled to be able to join in on the camaraderie, the workshops and the day trips. Heather Ritchie and her amazing team put together a program that involved classes, outings to various attractions in the Dales and several delicious banquets, one in a 13th century castle and one at Tan Hill, the highest pub in Britain.
St Andrew’s Church in Grinton hosted the opening ceremonies and housed a wonderful show of rugs. The village of Reeth, where most participants found accommodation, opened its…

Show & Tell : October- December 2018

Show & Tell : Covered Bridges! _

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.

Romance at Kelly Brigde
By Brenda Ticehurst
Inspired By Pont Macaza and a scene I painted

Historic Pont Kelly covered bridge is located in Low,Western Quebec along the Gatineau River north of Wakefield on chemain du Lac pike over the Stag River. Erected in 1923.  As I was Hooking I had recently…