About Us

The Ontario Hooking Craft Guild was established in 1966 to promote the art and craft of rug hooking across the communities of Ontario. We currently have a membership of over 1000 fibre artists supported by 80 certified teachers. The OHCG operates a yearly school for its members, offers workshops for Branches and publishes a quarterly newsletter, in glossy magazine format (36-40 pages). Join an international network of approximately 1,000 textile artists who share their enthusiasm and experience for the art of traditional rug hooking.

The OHCG has over 60 branches, throughout Ontario and into Québec. One of these branches is the new Independent Members' branch. If you are too far from a current branch or simply wish not to join one, you may email our VP, Len de Graaf at ohcgvicepresident@ohcg.org He will help you to find your OHCG home. There are numerous areas, each with a representative. Judy Kielczewski is our Independent Member Representative OR if you do wish to join a branch, please look at our branch listings at
https://ohcg.org/branches/
to find the one closest to you!

Formed for the following purpose

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ENCOURAGE EXCELLENCE

To encouraging excellence of craftsmanship.

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BEAUTY AND DESIGN

To foster a sense of beauty in colour and design.

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PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES

To provide opportunities for the exchange of ideas and information among Guild members.

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GUILD CO-OPERATION

To co-operate with Guilds in other crafts.