Their inclusion is not an endorsement by RHGNS, simply a reflection of resources that may be of interest to rug hookers everywhere.

Associations, Groups and Guilds

Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild
Beaconsfield, Quebec

National Guild of the Pearl McGown Hookrafters

Ontario Hooking Craft Guild

The Rug Hooking Guild of Newfoundland and Labrador (RHGNL)


ANAJON Rug Hooking
Owner: Jon Ciemiewicz
Location: Litchfield, New Hampshire, USA
Offers 2 – 5 day workshops at venues throughout the US and Canada. Will do custom patterns from your pictures.

Bolivar Rug Hooking Fabric Cutter
Owner: Bruce Bolivar
Location: Bridgewater, Nova Scotia
Offers three models of fabric cutting tools that use circular shearing action to cut fabric into strips.

Deanne Fitzpatrick
Owner: Deanne Fitzpatrick
Location: Amherst, Nova Scotia
Rug hooking patterns, kits, books and supplies.

Encompassing Designs Studio
Owner: Christine Little
Location: Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia
Features unique rugs, quality kits, original patterns, backings, hand-dyed Dorr wool and yarns, and accessories.

Highland Heart Hookery
Owner: Ann Rankin
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Offers Maud Lewis and Joe Norris designs and kits and traditional rug hooking supplies.

Hooked Treasures
Owner: Cherylyn Brubaker
Location: Brunswick, Maine
Offers dyed wool, bolt goods, rug foundations, books, patterns, and accessories.

Hooking By The Sea Retreats
Owner: Vicki Graham
Location: Westport, Brier Island, Nova Scotia
Offers weekend and day rug hooking workshops.

Let’s Hook Rugs – Rittermere-Hurst-Field
Owner: Jeanne Field
Location: Aurora, Ontario
Rug hooking designs and supplies. Home of Majic Carpet Dyes.

Rags to Rugs Craft Shoppe
Owner: Linda MacDonald
Location: Pictou, Nova Scotia
Home of the Bluenose Hooked Rug Patterns since 1998. Offers patterns, hooks, frames, rag cutters, new and recycled wool, dyes, scissors, rug hooking books and a variety of other rug hooking supplies.

River Gallery
Owner: Sande Gunning
Location: Glenwood, New Brunswick
Gorgeous 100% wool solids and textures and all of the tools you need to create your next heirloom.

Spruce Top Rug Hooking Studio Incorporated
Owner: Carol Harvey-Clark
Location: Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia
Offers a variety of rug hooking and braiding related supplies and services.

Under The Rug
Owner: Kathy Dean
Location: 15 Carter Road, Brookfield, Nova Scotia
Under the Rug is owned and operated by Kathy Dean with a great deal of support and help from her talented friend Ankie Fisher. We offer rug hooking patterns, kits, books and supplies, and are very pleased to offer original designs by Shelly Atkinson, a talented Truro artist.


Canadian Museum of Civilization’s “Hooked on Rugs” exhibit
We would like this site to highlight the extraordinary heritage bequeathed to us by Canadian rug hookers for more than 150 years.

Textile Museum of Canada


A Needle Pulling Thread
A Canadian magazine about needle and fibre arts from coast to coast.

Rug Hooking On-Line
Rug Hooking Magazine’s online version.