OHCG Fall School Registration 2019

The dates for the Fall OHCG School in Ancaster are: Oct. 24—27, 2019.

OHCG Fall School 2019

Teacher and Class Information

Everything Under the Sun — Punching Alternative Fibre Landscapes – Simone Vojvodin

Intermediate class: prior punch needle experience required. **** Material Fee Total: $55, which includes pattern on backing, mounted sample board, sample fibres and printouts. **** Fabrics, ribbons, and funky yarns- oh my! This class is a wonderful opportunity to expand your punch needle skills by exploring the use of alternative fibres to create interesting texture and beauty in a landscape. You’ll learn what fibres work well and the tricks involved with using them, what fibres don’t work, and even some fibres that I bet you’d never guess are punch-able! We’ll create a sample board for you to keep for future reference. Principles of landscape composition and the application of an artful impressionistic style will also be addressed as you work on the landscape pattern in a fun and encouraging atmosphere. Students will be provided with a small sampling of fibres, plus a list of materials to bring from home to work into their rugs.


Simone Vojvodin is very passionate about teaching punch needle rug hooking and has been an Oxford Certified instructor since 2011 A nature and animal lover, she resides near Parkhill, Ontario where she has her studio, Red Maple Ruggery. Simone loves designing patterns, dying wool, helping students, and of course punching rugs- which she describes as 'paintings in wool'. Her rugs have been featured in exhibitions in Ontario, Vermont and Ohio, published in magazines and books, and have won multiple awards.

Open Class: Everything Under the Sun — Linda Powell

You can bring anything “under the sun” for this open class! This class offers you the opportunity to finish a rug hooking pattern of your choice OR create something new! Linda can assist you with a variety of styles and enjoys working with both you and your pattern to achieve the results you are looking for. Her teaching style involves problem solving, diagrams and handouts.


Linda Powell has been rug hooking over thirty years and has enjoyed teaching for the past twenty. A McGown and OHCG accredited teacher, Linda is experienced in a variety of cuts and styles. Pictorials and pictorial “close ups” are among her favorites. She is the current Director of the Southern McGown Teachers' Workshop and a member of ATHA, OHCG Teachers' Branch and the National Guild of Pearl K. McGown Hookcrafters. Her works have received awards at National Exhibits and appeared in Celebrations XXV and 26. Linda teaches classes from her home-based studio, Village Rim Rug Hooking and has taught at schools and workshops in both the United States and Canada.

Fractured Photos — Karen Kaiser

Step by step, you will learn how to create your own Van Gogh by taking any simple picture and turning it into a piece of art. During the class you will also learn how to make your picture into a line drawing. Then, how to put it onto linen in preparation for hooking. Of course, you will be given tips on colour planning, design, finishing and handouts to take with you.


Karen Kaiser grew up in Kingston and always excelled in drawing and painting. She taught elementary School for 5 years then attended Fanshawe College in London to study Graphic Design. She worked in the field for 11 years. In 2001 she discovered rug hooking and in 2009 she opened her rug hooking shop, selling hand-dyed wools, designs and patterns. Karen teaches classes in her home studio and at workshops. In 2014 she traveled to Australia and taught them about rug hooking in Canada. Karen has been a previous Director of the OHCG School for three years and became an OHCG certified teacher in 2019.

Let the Sunshine in Through Stained Glass — Betty Calvert

Tiffany lamps, stained glass windows...we have all enjoyed the way the coloured glass transmits the light. In rug hooking we can create this effect of light shining through coloured glass by using special dyeing, cutting and hooking techniques. Once you learn this method you will find ways to apply it in other aspects of your rug hooking.


Betty Calvert began rug hooking on her own about 20 years ago and since then has attended many rug schools and has achieved her OHCG teacher certification. Twice her rugs have been chosen for publication in Celebrations and shown at Sauder, Ohio. In 2017, she took part in the Ganong Project in NB. Betty enjoys every aspect of rug hooking....the history, hooking itself, the people we meet, designing, teaching and sharing her knowledge with others.

Rookie / Refresher Hooking — Karen Lediard

This course will cover equipment needed, supplies, hooking technique before you jump into the fun of hooking your project and do the finishing. Students will have the choice of one of three projects, a small mat that can be used as a chair pad, trivet or wall hanging. You will learn what is need to make a rug from start to finish! For those looking for a refresher class on hooking techniques, you are welcome to bring your own pattern to work on.


Karen Lediard is a mixed media artist, painting and fibre arts being her main focus. An accredited teacher with OHCG, she has taught beginner courses as well as some specialty courses (rug hooking, felting, wool applique, hand dyed wool, folk art,hand painted canvas floor cloths..) in the Central Ontario region. Karen loves to use recycled materials in her rugs, her motto is "Recycle *Repurpose *Reuse — create something new from something old, functional useable art!"


Registration Form /OHCG brochure downloads:


2019 OHCG Fall School Brochure: PDF


The 2019 OHCG Fall Rug School registrar and coordinator is Jayne Nevins

19 Todd Rd.

Ajax, ON,  L1T 4C6



Pricing for the Fall OHCG Rug School in Ancaster:
Full registration-course, room and board:
Single room – $525.00
Double room – $480.00

Commuter registration includes course with:
3 lunches and coffee breaks – $280.00
Coffee breaks – $235.00


Refund policy:

A $50.00 cancellation fee will be applied for any withdrawals before September 20th, 2019.

There will be no refunds after September 20th, 2019 unless your space can be filled. If space is filled, the $50.00 cancellation fee will still apply.


If you wish to inquire about teachers in your area, or about OHCG sponsored classes or workshops, contact:


Marjorie Duizer, Teachers’ Branch



Jennifer Curran, President, OHCG

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.