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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 800 Members
RHGNS Membership is open to everyone interested in the art and craft of rug hooking. We currently boast over 800 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.
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...
To honour the Indigenous children who suffered and died in residential schools, to honour those who were taken from their parents, culture, and families, we are asking our members to hook a mat from designs from First Nations artists in the Maritime provinces. These mats will be offered with love and respect. Some will be displayed in special exhibits or locations in collaboration with Indigenous communities.
2022 Virtual Rug School course descriptions are now posted on the website. The page is available from the Members-Only landing page or under the Rug School Menu