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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Our goal is to support sharing, inspiration and dialogue

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.

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...

Rug School Student and Auditor Survey has been sent

Check your email for a link to the Student and Auditor Survey for the 2021 Rug School. Your feedback will help improve future Rug Schools. Check your Promotions tab or spam/junk if you don't see it. Contact info@rhgns.com if you need a new copy.

People’s Choice Awards Announced

Members voted and the winners have been announced for the People's Choice awards.  Congratulations to the three winners! 1st Place  – Entry # 3 The Hatchette Girls by Paula Weiss 2nd Place – Entry #28 – The Town of Torbay by Winnie Glavine 3rd Place  – Entry #57...