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 Quebec. 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, Carole Adams at ohcgvicepresident@ohcg.org. She 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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To encouraging excellence of craftsmanship.

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To foster a sense of beauty in colour and design.

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

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To co-operate with Guilds in other crafts.

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