Rug hooking has a long history in Canada. Pioneers recycled the fabric from old clothes, cut them into strips and hooked them into burlap sacks to create rugs to keep them warm during the winter.
Today, rug hooking is a creative handicraft art that uses woollen and speciality fabrics that are cut into strips with a special machine and stitched into wall hangings, cushions and floor mats.
Getting started in rug hooking is easy and requires only a few tools such as: hoop, fabric hooks, scissors, burlap (or other fabric) and fabric.
To discover more about this discipline, visit us in person! You are welcome to attend any guild meeting but on Wednesdays we focus on Rug Hooking and Needlework.
We meet every Wednesday
from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at
Rosscarrock Community Hall
4411 - 10 Street SW
Meeting times in July and August
are 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon.
"All fibre arts are welcome
at all meetings!"
Punch Rug Hooking by Katie Stackhouse
Traditional Rug Hooking by Mary McTavish "Fan Dance"
Hooked song bird by Barb Kennedy, hooked by Susan Megran