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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 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 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...
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...
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...