Monday, 18 September 2017


The Port Hope Fair was an amazing blur..............very exciting and very busy! I think they must have had records crowds on Saturday as our weather was perfectly hot!!! I imagine alot of slushies were made, YUM!!!!
Here are a couple of pics of the overall Fair Winner's but make sure to check out our photo section for more!
Remember winners,  bring your rugs to our September 25th meeting where we will create a display!
If anyone has more pics please send them to me, didn't capture all of them it seems!
                                                   Debbie Harris, 1st overall, congrats!

                                                        Cathy Hazell, 2nd overall, congrats

Thursday, 14 September 2017


We have had a busy summer!!
Marggie completed her precious gift of a tea cozy....5 months of meticulous work in a 3 and 4 cut, I believe, WOW!
One side is the coat of arms of the groom and the other the surname of the bride,
so special!
Also there are objects in the background of different shapes that you really have to look to see.
A labor of love! What a lucky couple to receive this gift!

Friday, 1 September 2017

From the Archives

I'm having a lot of fun wading through a gi-normous box of patterns and books that our group has collected, and i found the info below in a commemorative issue of the OHCG newsletter, celebrating its 45th anniversary.

This photo accompanied an article about Mary Sheppard Burton, who was a good friend to the guild for many years.  This is a rug for which Mary won the Ontario Crafts Council design award, as part of the "Tell Me 'Bout" series.  The caption below the rug, titled "Chicken Fishin'", is hilarious!

This rug is now housed in the Library of Congress in Washington DC.

Friday, 25 August 2017

Wool holders

Have you ever seen the plastic sheaths that are used to transport flowers?.  We were introduced to them as wool holders at our recent oriental class. They're a great way to sort out your wool strips, especially if you're doing any sort of shading. One of the ladies at the class brought in a huge whack of them to share.  She got them from a family member in the floral business.

Christine spoke to Holden's Flowers in Port Hope  and received a bunch of them....and they will continue to save them for her. Come to a Thursday or Monday meeting to pick up a few for your next project.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Not Just For Men

We're fortunate to have a number of gentlemen in our rug hooking group - they produce many fine works.

In Ohio recently there was an exhibit of rugs hooked by men, at the Sauder Village Rug Hooking Show and it was featured in several rug hooking blogs.  

Here is a link to one of the posts, containing many lovely photos.  Enjoy!

Items from the OHCG

The Ontario Hooking Craft Guild has a Facebook page, and they often feature interesting tidbits on rug hooking.  Here are 2 items from this past week:

This is an interesting slide show about someone who hooks with mostly yarn:

The Wool Genie from Kay LeFevre on Vimeo.

The next item is about a rug hooker in Guatemala!  I can't embed the info into our page, but here's a link to the original post.

If you are a Facebook user, I highly recommend favouriting the OHCG's page.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Creative Process

Greg always has something interesting on the go.  Listen here as he tells us a bit about the creative process for this rug.  Pardon the sound quality - it was a most lively group today, so lots of chit chat going on!