OHCG School

OCTOBER 22-25, 2020

There are a few spots available in some classes or if you would like to shop and visit the classrooms, Open House is on Saturday October 26th from 1pm – 4pm

Location: Mount Mary Retreat Centre, 437 Wilson St. E., Ancaster, Ontario

Contact Susan Quick for more information: ohcgschool@ohcg.org

Class Overview: ohcg.org/2020-class-overview


OHCG School is hosted at the wonderful 100-acre property of Mount Mary Retreat Centre, in Ancaster, Ontario.

This is the 3 day rug hooking school offered by the Ontario Hooking Craft Guild every Fall.
The course offerings change every year so please see the brochure attached for the upcoming school year.

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Class Information

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.

Hooking 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 ‘fractured’ picture to a line drawing and how to put it onto linen in preparation for hooking. Colour planning, design, and finishing tips will be addressed. Course is suitable for fine or wide cut

Open Class

Linda Powell

You can bring “everything under the sun” for this open class! This class offers you the opportunity to finish a rug hooking pattern of your choice OR perhaps create something new for the theme competition! 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.

(PLEASE NOTE: In order to enter your rug into the theme display at the Annual, it must be an original design.)

Rookie/Refresher Hooking

Karen Lediard

This course will cover equipment needed, supplies, and hooking techniques before you jump into the fun of hooking your project and do the finishing. Students will have the choice of one of three patterns that can be a small mat, a chair pad, trivet or wall hanging. You will learn what is needed 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.

Intermediate Punching Alternative Fibre Landscapes

Simone Vojvodin

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. We’ll also create a sample board for you to keep for future reference. Kit fee: $55 includes
pattern on backing, mounted sample board, small sample fibres and printouts.