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Rug Hooking Guild of Nova Scotia

Rug Hooking Daily


The Hooked Rug Museum of North America is in Queensland, Nova Scotia (Canada) and a wonderful resource, full of the nearly-lost history of hooking rugs and many beautiful rugs to admire.

The International Guild of Handhooking Rugmakers (TIGHR) is as it sounds, an international group of rughookers who interact mostly in the virtual world and meet triennially… 2015 in Victoria, BC!


December 4th is International Hook-in Day, declared by TIGHR.


“The International Guild of Handhooking Rugmakers began December 4, 1994 in London, England with a group of international friends who decided to establish a world wide group involved in rug making. DECEMBER 4, 2014 is our 20th Anniversary and the first International Hook-In Day“. Did you celebrate our resourceful, artistic traditions with fellow rughookers? Please share photos and stories if you did! MARK your calendars for December 4th, 2015!


The Association of Traditional Hooking Artists (ATHA) is a US based network of rughooking guilds and groups. However, Canadians and international rughookers also are welcome.


For some history on rug making in America, visit the National Guild of the Pearl McGown Hookrafters.


CraftOntario_Logo_Textile_rgb_smCraft Ontario, “formerly the Ontario Crafts Council, is a not-for-profit service organization that works to have craft recognized as a valuable part of life. We promote and celebrate professional craft through providing member opportunities, and advocate for craft practice by educating and empowering diverse audiences”.


The Canadian Craft Federation / Fédération Canadienne des Métiers d’Art is the national arts service organization that represents provincial and territorial craft councils and the Canadian craft sector. It advances and promotes the vitality and excellence of Canadian craft nationally and internationally to the benefit of Canadian craftspeople and the community at large.


The Australian Rugmakers Guild was created in Strathalbyn, South Australia, Oct 11, 2008
Rug, right, is Paving Stones by Ilka Landahl of Australia, an original design.Paving-Stones-Ilka-Landhal-1024x768

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.