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THE HEAT IS ON – Cobourg Hook-In & Regional East Workshops

September 30 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


The Northumberland Rug Hookers are gearing up for their biennial hook-in event. This year they’re doing things a little differently – some fabulous workshops have been added to the hook-in that you’ve all come to enjoy. The theme is “THE HEAT IS ON” – exploring the topic of climate change from several different angles. Check out the classes below and mark your calendars for September 30, 2019!

Grace Church, 440 King St East, Cobourg, ON, 9 am to 4 pm.
Hook-In? Workshop? Both? The choice is Yours!
• $5 admission for hook-in only
• No pre-registration required
• Vendors, Door Prizes! Cutter/Scissor Sharpening! • Delicious refreshments provided
• Guest Speaker:
   • Alice Olsen Williams, Earth Song
   • Jennifer Wiber, Temperature Tapestry
• Bring your lunch, a completed rug for display (see categories below) and your hooking
• Display of rugs in the following categories:
   • Fine Cut
   • Wide Cut
   • The Heat is ON (think of snow, heat, storms, wind, seasons, hot/cold colours)
Regional East Workshops:
Choose from one of the following classes.  For a registration form, more information & teacher bios go to: www.cobourghookin.blogspot.ca,
or email us at cobourghookin@gmail.com. Registration closes June 28.
ROOKIE HOOKING – Tina Cole – 9:00-4:00 — $55
Beginner/Refresher Class – Sponsored by the OHCG
Want to learn the basics of rug hooking? Need a refresher? Join Tina Cole and choose one of her fabulous pumpkin patterns “with a twist” – so colourful, so creative and perfect for fall. A brief dyeing demonstration will be included. Materials Fee (extra) = $60 kit for pattern 10” x 10” including wool.
Get a head start on the Christmas season as Loretta Moore shows you how to hook a pocket for Christmas greenery. It hooks up quickly, makes a great gift and is designed to be hung on a door. In the class you will explore what “primitive” rug hooking means by briefly looking at design, colour, cut size and fibres. Wide cut does not necessarily mean primitive but primitive often uses a wider cut. While the original was designed to be a pocket for greenery and hung on a door or a wall, it can also be enlarged by adding borders and made into a small pillow. Materials Fee (extra) = $28 pattern on linen 21″x20″, $50 wool uncut, $52 wool cut #8 & 6.
TANGLE ART – Janice Daniels – 9:00-4:00 – $55
Stressed Out? Need some relaxation? “Zentangle” is the thing for you! Janice Daniels will walk you through the art of “tangling” through rug hooking – calm, peaceful, no mistakes can be made. In the morning you will practice the art of Tangling and in the afternoon you will be able to transfer your design ready for rug hooking. Handouts and a kit will be available for purchase. The kit includes: 0.5 Micron drawing pen, pencil, paper, larger paper for design, tracing paper, red dot transfer material, sample designs and detailed instructions. Materials Fee (extra) = $20 kit. A piece of linen 18”x18” is also available at an additional cost of $15.
THE HEAT IS ON – Pictorial Workshop – Susan Clarke – 9:00-4:00 – $55
Susan Clarke taps into the growing concerns about climate change through hooking stunning pictorial patterns. Today, many Canadian artists have raised awareness about the global warming issue through beautiful and colourful pieces. We will explore the art of two Canadian artists, one based on Ontario landscapes and the other based on Arctic landscapes. Colour planning will be a key part of this workshop.
Patterns based on Ontario landscape, from art by Canadian artist Barbel Smith, and available from Willow Creek Rug Hooking (16” x 22”, approx.) are recommended. Other patterns based on the Arctic landscape are available from Susan. Go to: www.cobourghookin.blogspot.ca to see the recommended patterns. Please bring your rug hooking equipment and wool for hooking. One cutter will be available, however feel free to bring your own as there will be a lot of cutting involved! Materials Fee (extra) = $65 pattern.


Grace Church
440 King St. East
Cobourg, Ontario Canada
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July 20, 2019
1:01 am

OHCG Fall School & Annual Conference

The Theme for the 2018 OHCG Fall School in Ancaster is "Birds of a Feather"; Oct. 25—28, 2018.
"Birds of a Feather" is the Competition Theme for the 2019 OHCG Annual Conference. running April 12—14th, 2019. Rug Display open to the public Sunday, April 14, from 10am to 3pm. $10 admission fee.