Showing posts from November, 2021

Feedspot / Our Website In The News

November 20, 2021    Top 60 Rug Hooking Blogs and Websites    By Ti Seymour / Past President Congratulations to Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild for being #12 in the Top 60 Rug Hooking Blogs and Websites in November 2021. Our dedicated team of Web Committee members deserve hearty kudos for the interesting articles, creative rug hooking illustrations & photos, translations and promotion of the Guild, website & social media platforms. Thank you to Maria, Dawna, Emmy & Jacquie for all your hard work behind the scenes, you are all greatly appreciated beyond words, you have given us something to be very proud of. Follow the link: Feedspot. Top 60 Rug Hooking Blog and Websites (November 20, 2021) The best Rug Hooking blogs from thousans of blogs on the web ranked by traffic, social media, domain authority & freshness. We're ranked # 12 of 60. Thank you Feedspot for the recognition!

Show & Tell / November 2021

Featured Rugs Gallery       In 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.  Special Show & Tell / Candace Fradette       Poppies, A Deanne Fitzpatrick pattern hooked by Candace Fradette. Candace Fradette Poppies Deanne Fitzpatrick pattern 2015 13” x 18” Wool jersey on linen backing I ordered this Deanne Fitzpatrick pattern by mail, and I purchased white wool jersey to use for hooking. I dyed all the jersey myself, so that means quite a few colours. It was my first time hooking with wool jersey and I found it very stretchy to work with.    

Remembrance Day

November 11 - Remembrance Day             Today, we take two minutes of silence to reflect on the freedoms and peace we have in our lives. We honour, thank, and remember those who served and sacrificed their lives for us, and we acknowledge the courage of those who still serve .   In 2021 we commerate the 100th anniversary of the Remembrance Poppy in Canada. Illustration: Maria Romero. 100 years ago, the Poppy was adopted as a symbol of Remembrance and the funds collected from its distribution as a way to raise funds for Veterans’ needs. To read and view a video about “ The Poppy Lady from France ” please visit “The Royal Canadian Legion” Website. Follow the link:  Poppy 100 Anniversary ( The Act of Remembrance They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. We will remember them.   An excerpt from “ For the Fallen ” by Laurence Biny

Show & Tell / Alice Hamilton

Alice Hamilton (1942-2021) In memory of Alice Hamilton (1942-2021)    By Debbie Séguin    The Guild was sad to hear of the passing of Alice Hamilton on October 23, 2021. Alice always had a smile on her face, made us laugh, and had a great sense of humour.  Alice was a fantastic rug hooker and artist. She had a good habit of writing down where the recycled wool came from. For example, the brown in the tree came from Jack’s daddy’s shirt, or from Janna’s mommy’s sweater. She was also a super “Dye Queen”. She gave me about 50 swatches of dyed wool on a ring with all the recipes attached. I still have it and will always cherish it. Alice was an enormous help to me personally dyeing the sky for a rug I was hooking for my mom. Alice and Betty came to my house, armed with the prepared squirt bottles filled with the dyes for the sky. We had a great day squirting out all the dyes onto the prepared wool laid out on the picnic table. I think it turned out awesome! My mom loved it! Alice’s generos