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Show & Tell / Orientals

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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 RugsWhen 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
This rug is about 30 years old and I started it during …

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


By Kevin Woodhouse The Suburban, Sep 9, 2020


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 possible this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Celebrations this year are all virtual, and will include many pictures and stories of rugs, old and new, created by its members.”The guild was founded in 1975 by Lois Morris, who is still an active memb…

Show & Tell / Geometrics 2

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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 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.

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Judith Dallegret East Ironbound + Squares Traditonal quilting pattern
My East Ironbound rug is based on the traditional strip quilting pattern. I love geometrics as they allow me to use up m…