Welcome to the home of The Rug Hooking Guild of Nova Scotia

Proudly serving the maritime provinces since 1979. The RHGNS is a non profit organisation for those interested in keeping the art and craft of Rug Hooking alive and flourishing. 


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The Guild was originally  started to promote rug hooking in Nova Scotia, but today we’ve grown to include New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island as well. Any rug hooker can become a member of the Rug Hooking Guild of Nova Scotia. Currently the guild has over 700 members who represent every province in Canada, as well as members in Bermuda, Japan, Scotland, and the United States. The Guild was formed in 1979 with the first Rug Hooking School held at Church Point 1980. It was later incorporated in 1997 in Nova Scotia.

Even more than an association, the Rug Hooking Guild of Nova Scotia represents a community of engaged members from beginners to lifelong contributors to the art form.

Over 700 Members

RHGNS Membership is open to everyone interested in the art and craft of rug hooking. We currently boast over 700 members from across Canada and around the world.

As a member, you will;

  •  Join a strong community of rug-hookers
  • Receive a copy of the Loop magazine
  • Attend workshops sponsored by the RHGNS
  • Be eligible to attend the Annual Rug Hooking School

The Loop

The Loop is published quarterly for November, March, June and September. A subscription to the The Loop is included in the RHGNS membership fee.

Frieda Perry, editor of the Loop, is always pleased to accept submissions for publication including photos of your completed projects, tips to share, reviews of publications and other items of interest.

Latest from the Blog

News and updates from the Guild. If you would like to send an update to be read by other members, please use the contact form. You can also us our Facebook page to let us know what you are doing.

Beautiful Patterns available July 1, 2021

 The Teachers Branch of the RHGNS Is Pleased to Present   Beautiful Feature Patterns by our Beloved Teachers, Present and Past Bette Wrathall, Sylvia Macdonald and Carol Harvey-Clark With Our Gratitude and Appreciation for these very kind donations to Bette...

Teachers Branch Bluenose Announcement

  The Teachers Branch of the RHGNS   Is Pleased to Announce the   Launch of 250 Bluenose Pattern images  and   Our Book entitled, ‘The Garrett Bluenose Patterns Celebrating Our Rug Hooking Heritage’ July 1, 2021 On the RHGNS Web SiteBluenose Pattern #2024 Bluenose...

Expression of Interest Form for 2021-2023 Executive Positions

The RHGNS is seeking individuals who are interested in volunteering to serve as a member of the Executive Committee to assist our membership in fulfilling the objects of our organization.   Download the attached file, fill it out and forward it to Linda...