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.

Get involved – Executive Positions available

RHGNS is seeking individuals who are interested in volunteering to serve as a member of the Executive Committee. Click the link below to download the nomination form! Positions available: Officers: PresidentVice-PresidentSecretaryTreasurer Directors: Archives...

Know someone who wants to join?

Know someone who would like to join RHGNS for the rest of the 2021-2022 year which ends Sept 30th? Have them email membership@rhgns.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 Summer Version of THE LOOP is posted on the website

The Summer 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!