P1000206-Version-51-920x1024Beatrice Grant, OHCG Teacher

Beatrice has been hooking since 1969, beginning with fine shading under Marjorie Judson & Jean Gardiner at Cedar Ridge Arts and Crafts Studio, in Scarborough, Ontario. She has been teaching an array of heritage hand crafts since the early 1970’s.

This love of Canadiana, led to a business partnership and a 1984 opening of a heritage design store in King City, Ontario, called Piety Ridge Primitives.

In 1999, while taking a primitive class with Donna Atkin at Trent School of Rug Hooking she was hooked on the world of wide cut!

Bea Grant's Rug Designs

During the next six years Bea attended classes with Ann Hallett, Jeanne Benjaman, Jeanne Field, Dorothy Haight and Barb D’Arcy.

Finally, with Jeanne Field as mentor and Germaine James & Marie Miller teaching, she entered the T.T.E.C. program, graduating in 2006. Following her love of every aspect of rug hooking, she attends at least two classes a year. Jule Marie Smith, Heather Ritchie, Anne Boissinot, Dick LaBarge & Geo. Kahnle, Jayne Hester, Polly Minick, Joyce Kreuger, Wanda Kerr, Jon Ciemiewicz, Jennifer Manuel, Beverly Conway, Susan Feller and Bea Brock have all had a strong influence on Bea’s career.

Bea has taught regularly at various locations including; Trent School of Rug Hooking, Prairie Harvest Rug School, Art Society King, ScottUxbridge Museum, Burlington Rug School, numerous Guild workshops and Tomorrow’s Heirlooms in Holland, Michigan.

Choosing to specialize in primitive rug hooking, she also teaches classes incorporating the penny applique technique into the hooked rug.