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St Valentine

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February 12, 2024. Red Day Valentine’s Day - a day to celebrate love of all kinds! For us today, we celebrated the love of our craft and our community, and we each wore something red to prove it. Our Sell and Swap sale drew in some members we had not seen for a while, which is always a treat, as friendships grow deep over the years. Standing: Brenda, Judith, Claire, Kitt. Sitting: Denise, Karen, Harold. Hearts and Chocolate! Liz chooses this hoop at our Sell and Swap sale. Jacques, Gaétan, Mayumi, and Isabelle.    Sue, Joanne, Ann, and Helen. Jacqueline is one of the lucky door prize winners!

Marianick & Gaétan / In The News

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Jeu de mémoire / Exhibition     Marianick Viatour and Gaétan Berthiaume are visual artists specialising in wood sculpture. They joined our Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild in September 2023, after having visited our rug exhibition in April 2023. They are having a vernissage and exhibition in Gatineau from Wednesday, January 31 through March 28. 12 sculptures will be presented, including one hooked piece, along with a short film of 28 minutes. Wonderful news! Congratulations! For more information, follow this link: Jeu de mémoire  (In French) Picture source: Viatour-Berthiaume Info-letter (with the artists permission).

Workshop

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Tiny Treasures Workshop with Sara Judith    January 13-15, 2024. Thanks to Mary, our Guild was very fortunate to have Sara Judith, renowned rug hooking artist and teacher from Nelson BC, come to Centennial Hall to present us with a 3-day workshop called Tiny Treasures. Claire and Kitt provided some yummy snacks for the coffee breaks. Sara, Mary, and Claire. Our first day was challenged by a snowstorm! However, Carolyn M came to the rescue and set up a Zoom room for us which half of the group made precious use of on Saturday. The workshop was really fun. We learned about design principles and the use of colour, and how these elements differ for tiny rugs compared to larger rugs. We each made a tiny hooked rug using #2 and #3 cuts and yarns. We also each made a tiny punched rug using a #14 Oxford punch and learned about creating special effects. Juliet and Fay are enjoying this workshop. Joanne is already finishing her third rug! Carolyn E and Chris, who is holding up her Scotland rug. A

Show & Tell / January - March 2024

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Featured Rugs Gallery       In this Gallery, you can tour a selection of rugs from our last Exhibition, held in April 2023 at Centennial Hall. Explore our Blog to see the rugs showcased in the past.  Show & Tell / January-March 2024. Winter. Winter – Let’s Get Cozy As the cold winter days approach, we pull out our oversized sweaters and warm socks, sip a hot drink, and get lots of rug hooking done. May the rugs in this Show and Tell warm your imaginations and inspire your craft. The Winter Journey. A Karla Gerard pattern hooked by Christina Delaney. Detail. Christina Delaney The Winter Journey Karla Gerard pattern Purchased from Hooked on the Lake 2021 Cuts #4, #6, #8 on linen 25” x 30” Whipped edging  The whimsy and the fox sold me on this delightful pattern. It is my winter rug which I hang in my entrance. Les Éboulements – Hiver (Les Éboulements - Winter). Design by Isabelle Rollin, hooked by Jacques Lepage. Detail. Jacques Lepage Les Éboulements – Hiver (Les Éboulements - Wi