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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.
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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.
Know someone who would like to join RHGNS for the rest of the 2021-2022 year which ends Sept 30th? Have them email email@example.com for details on how to get 1/2 off the price of their membership fee. Members from Canada or the USA who join will be able to get the...
The Spring version of The Loop is on the website. A button has been added to the Members-Only Landing page and it is also in the Archive. You may need to scroll down the Members-only landing page to find the button. Sign in to the website and enjoy reading it!
The Teachers Branch book," The Garrett Bluenose Patterns, Celebrating Our Rug Hooking Heritage" is being published by Nimbus Publishing in October 2022. Discounted advance orders may be placed at Rug School in May.