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Beaconsfield Events / In the News

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Our event is announced by the City of Beaconsfield!    Mayor Bourelle has kindly shared the news of our 45th Anniversary Virtual Celebrations with the City of Beaconsfield’s Communications department. Our announcement is posted on the upcoming events calendar in the City’s website, the City’s electronic billboards, and on the City’s social media platforms. Follow the Link: City of Beaconsfield Website City of Beaconsfield Website Living in Beaconsfield - Upcoming Events

OHCG Newsletter / In the News

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OHCG Newsletter / Fall 2020      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.     OHCG Newsletter, 2020 Issue 3, Fall, Cover  OHCG Newsletter, 2020 Issue 3, Fall, page 6

Show & Tell / Orientals

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BHCG Virtual Celebration     Rugs From The Past    These pieces were exhibited prior to the 2017 Show. Use the label "Show & Tell" to see other rugs showcased in the past. Special Show & Tell : Oriental Rugs When rug hookers talk about hooking Oriental rugs, we hear mention of the designers’ names Pearl McGown*, Jane McGown Flynn and Joan Moshimer. Hooking Orientals was popular with the BHCG during the 70’s and the 80’s and techniques were taught at the Guild. Oriental rug designs generally use one of 3 patterns: all-over, central medallion, and unidirectional (such as a prayer rug or a tree of life rug). Orientals require small cut wool, that is meticulously hooked in straight parallel lines, creating intricate often repeating patterns and usually with detailed borders. *Pearl McGown is credited with the resurgence of rug hooking in the 20th century as a folk-art form and she created the McGown Certification program. Lorayne Charenko. Oriental Rug Lorayne Charenko Or

Get-together

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2020-2021 Season       Monday, September 14, 2020       A group of our members managed to get together on a cool but sunny day on the grounds of Centennial Hall. This was only the second time we have met since March due to the Covid crisis. Mélanie, from the city of Beaconsfield, was kind enough to come over and open the building so we could have access to our supplies. Members going into linen withdrawal were relieved!!! You can imagine all the smiles behind those masks! Dawna Matthew Meeting at Centennial Hall

The Suburban / The Guild In The News

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The Suburban talks about our Virtual Celebration! Link to the article: BHCG celebrates 45 years of artistry virtually this year The Suburban Logo By Kevin Woodhouse  The Suburban,    Sep 9, 2020 Carolyn Ellis, who designed and hooked 'Ginger', is just one of the impressive works being shown virtually this year as the Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild (BHCG) celebrates 45 years in the community. The life of an artist can be lonely at times. You work on a painting, sculpture for months alone with the notion that one day, it will be exposed to the world. For the Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild (BHCG), celebrating 45 years in existence, the hard work by these artists will be displayed this year, but due to COVID 19 restrictions, it will be done virtually. “Under normal circumstances, the Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild would have had a 3-day exhibition of its rugs at Centennial Hall in Beaconsfield,” said Guild Vice-President Emmy Maten. “However, this is not possib

Show & Tell / Geometrics 2

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BHCG Virtual Celebration     Rugs From The Past    These pieces were exhibited prior to the 2017 Show. Use the label "Show & Tell" to see other rugs showcased in the past. Special Show & Tell: Geometric Rugs # 2    There is something mesmerizing about looking at a geometric rug; the longer we look, the more patterns we see in it. Geometrics are timeless with their roots in ancient civilizations and are seen not only in rugs but also in tilework, weaving, quilting, and artifacts. Colour, both hue and value, plays a vital role in how the pattern is perceived. The symmetry, repetition, and even stitching add to these geometric rugs’ soothing appeal. Lois J. Morris. Santafe. Original  Lois Morris Santafe Original 2005  I made this piece for my daughter Claire, with the colours she wanted. The rug  mesures 58” x 20½” and is now in Alabama, where she lives. *** East Ironbound + Squares. Judith Dallegret. Traditional quilting pattern Judith Dallegret East Ironbound + Squar

Show & Tell / Geometrics 1

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BHCG Virtual Celebration    Featured Rugs Gallery       On this Gallery, you can tour a selection of rugs from our last Exhibition, held in September 2017 at Centennial Hall. Visit our Blog to see the rugs showcased in the past.    Show & Tell : Geometrics #1    There is something mesmerizing about looking at a geometric rug; the longer we look, the more patterns we see in it.  Geometrics are timeless with their roots in ancient civilizations and are seen not only in rugs but also in tilework, weaving, quilting, and artifacts. Colour, both hue and value, plays a vital role in how the pattern is perceived. The symmetry, repetition, and even stitching add to these geometric rugs’ soothing appeal. Sylvia Solomon. Squares in Circles, Original Sylvia Solomon Squares in Circles Original 2017 My "Squares in Circles" rug is my own design. It measures 53" in diameter. It was hooked with #5 cut of mostly recycled wool and wool that I dyed. It was fun using lots of different co