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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 500 Members
RHGNS Membership is open to everyone interested in the art and craft of rug hooking. We currently boast over 500 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 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.
The following updates have been made to your RHGNS website The Winter Loop is now available online - you will find it on the Members-Only page and the Loop Archive page 2. The Store has been updated. You can once again purchase a physical membership card, or RHGNS...
Check out the 2022 VIrtual Rug School courses. Robin Whitford has been added to the roster. Her course is titled "Designing and Hooking Clouds with Mixed Fibres". 2022 Virtual Rug School Course Description (rhgns.com)
Do you want to become an Associate? The Teachers Branch of the RHGNS offers a 4 year highly regarded certification program. Become part of a great group of people who enjoy having fun, fellowship, and learning. See the full list of requirements by clicking the...