Etobicoke Gathering, 10am to 3pm at Neilson Park Creative Centre, 56 Neilson Drive. An exciting program planned. Bring your hooked art for show-and-tell, mug & sandwich, a full purse to buy lots of stuff from our great vendors & bid on the silent auction, $5 admission. Treats on us. Info: email@example.com
The OHCG Annual Conference ends with a splendid show of hundreds of rugs, only limited by the size of the venue. These rugs are hooked, in both traditional and modern styles, by a representation of the over 1000 members of the Ontario Hooking Craft Guild, from 66 branches around the province and into Québec. The show is open to the public on Sunday April 30th, from 10am to 3pm, at a charge of $10 per person.
There are 8 categories of rugs: Fine-cut, Wide-cut, Multi-cut (new for 2017), Original, Oriental, Primitive, Pictorial and Alternative Fibres & Techniques. Within the categories, there is an enormous range of ideas, colour palettes and ingenuity. Some hook mostly commercial patterns while others only hook their own designs.
For anyone wishing to attend the Annual, or for more information: OHCG 2017 Annual Conference, Workshops & Rug Show
Constables adapted and hooked by Rosemary Malone of the Woolwright Society (OHCG branch)
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
Simply Hooked Hook-in, Sat. 24 Sep, 9:30-3:30 at Byron United Church, 420 Boler Rd. London. $5.00 per person. Refreshments provided. Please bring your mug and lunch. Vendors, guest speaker and door prizes. Further info, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rug pictured is by Julia Pigache, Simply Hooked OHCG branch
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.