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.
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 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.
Every Child Matters Art Exhibit in Truro
Every Child Matters – Finding a Way Forward Exhibit opens in Truro March 4, 2023
New Events on the Website
We are adding more events to our website so I have changed the name of the Rug School Menu item to Events. New on the Events tab is information about the Every Child Matters - Finding a Way Forward Exhibit. To come... The new monthly Hook-in's signup and schedule and...
17 New Floral Bluenose Patterns added
Seventeen new Floral Bluenose patterns have been added to the website for members to browse. Sign in to the website and either click the button for the patterns on the members landing page or select "Teachers Branch Patterns" under Members Only on the menu bar.