Apologies, but I neglected to cancel the Moira Mat Makers Hook-in info in the Spring 2017 issue of the OHCG magazine. It was carried over from last year, in error. Maybe they’ll have one in 2018…?
Vendors at the OHCG Annual 2017:
Rug Hooking Frames
Lakefield K0L 2H0
40 Trapper Street
London N5W 6B4
6 Edgewell Crescsent
St Thomas N5P 4K7
Tina’s Distinctive Colours
908 Salem Road RR # 1
Consecon K0K 1T0
504-510 Canatara Court
Kingston K7M 0G3
2 Rosslyn Avenue
Grimsby L3M 3G2
Signing heArt Studios
Unit 5 -25 Mississauga Street E.
Orillia L3V 1V4
7100 Crowsfoot Road
49 Cardigan Road
Toronto M8Z 2W1
Ragg Tyme Studio
66 Woodbridge Drive
RR# 2 Petersburg N0B 2H0
526 Moira Street W.
Belleville K8N 4Z2
By the Bay Studio
49 Belcourt Crescent
Tiny L9M 0M7
Martina Lesar Hooked Rug Studio
16311 Mississauga Road
Caledon L7C 1X8
Hooked on the Lake
66 Syoneridge Lane
RR # 2 Godfrey KoH 1T0
Willow Creek Rug Hooking
P.O. Box 23
Red Maple Ruggery
36121 Grand Bend Road
Parkhill N0M 2K0
Burlington Hooking Craft Guild
3065 Seneca Drive
Oakville L6L 1A8
Scissor Sharpening by:
Scissor and Knife
Sharpening and Sales
The public is invited to see 100s of wonderful rugs and hooked items at the Sunday rug show, from 10am to 3pm, April 30. $10 admission, with access to the above vendors.
The 2017 OHCG Annual planning committee is happy to report that we have found a person to do scissor sharpening for us. He will be on site at the Cobourg Community Centre on both Saturday 29th and Sunday the 30th and will be charging $6.00 per pair of Scissors
A new class has been added to the 2017 Annual workshop lineup: Karen Kaiser’s “World of Colour–Kaffe Fassett” to be held Saturday April 29, 2017 from 10:30 am 12:30 pm. It is a repeat of the Sunday workshop of the same name: $35 workshop fee and $30 kits available, payable directly to Karen on the day.
In this workshop, you will discover the joy of colour and pattern in rughooking. Students should bring their hoop/frame and hook, plus a desire to be blown away by this inspiring and motivating artist.
Workshops that are currently full: Sunday World of Colour, Sunday Woodland Arts, Saturday White Birch Tree, Saturday/Sunday Against the Sky.
Please note: Registration for the Annual closes March 15, 2017.
The 2017 OHCG Annual Conference will be held in Cobourg Ontario, April 28th to 30th, at the Cobourg Community Centre, 750 D’Arcy Street, Cobourg, ON K9A 0G1 Canada.
The Theme is “Images of Canada” to celebrate Canada’s 150th year.
The Rug Show of many hundreds of beautiful hand-hooked items is open to the public from 10am to 3pm on Sunday, April 30 at the Cobourg Community Centre. $10 admission fee includes access to the many vendors.
Limited rooms remain available at the Best Western, so we have made arrangements with the Cobourg Comfort Inn (call 905-372-7007 mentioning Rug Hooking Conference) for additional rooms or you may wish to access www.cobourgtourism.ca for more accommodation options.
Registration package link. Package is also available in the Winter OHCG newsletter
Fall takes me by surprise every year—if the summer’s hot, it feels like Autumn will never arrive. But it has been glorious, so now we can hope Winter will be likewise kind and temperate. Ha!
Lots of photos from the 50th Anniversary Annual, news from around the Guild and about the upcoming Annual in Cobourg, April 28-30, 2017.
Sashiko is traditional Japanese embroidery. It is a running stitch done with white thread on indigo fabric. Originally it was done by farmers and fishermen to mend and reinforce clothing, but today it is a delicate surface embellishment on quilts, bags, mats and garments. (Sashiko pillow, below right, by Shirley Davies)
Susan Grant and her sister Shirley Davies became aware of sashiko when Shirley purchased a book by Kitty Pippen called Quilting with Japanese Fabrics. Shirley, a quilter, was interested in the beautiful Japanese fabrics and in learning how to do sashiko. Susan, a rug hooker, was intrigued by the geometric designs used by Kitty. Their collaboration is shown, left.
HUNTSVILLE – The room was buzzing with visitors admiring the intricate works of fibre art displayed at Deerhurst Resort on Sunday.
The Ontario Hooking Craft Guild hosted its 50th anniversary conference with 400 members representing the 60 guild branches at the Huntsville resort from April 29 to May 1. The event included an open house for the public featuring hundreds of wall hangings and rugs woven in every colour and depicting innumerable scenes based on the artists’ individual styles and designs.
Wanda Wallace, conference co-chair, said the anniversary celebration marked a milestone for the guild, while also preserving a heritage craft.
A challenge has been put forth for artists across Canada to submit applications for a hospital art project.
The deadline has passed for this competition.
The Teck Acute Care Centre, currently under construction at the B.C. Children’s Hospital, is set to be completed by November 2017, and aims to be “the brightest space in North America for sick kids”, according to a news release.
The Children’s Healing Experience Project initiative aims to cover 60,000 square feet of the eight-storey building with art that will captivate and comfort children, families, and staff to make the hospital experience less anxious and stressful.