Olde Forge meetings and activities continue to be on hold for now and for some time ahead due to Covid-19.
For more details and useful information see the President’s July 2020 update.
If you are already a member of Ottawa Olde Forge Rug Hooking, join other members at our Facebook group to discuss hooking, show us what you’re working on, ooh and ahh over work others share.
If you’re worried about security, provide only as much info as you need to create the account — your name, an email (create a gmail or other email account that you use just for Facebook). No need to give any other personal information.
Want to know more about what we’re up to? Here are the highlights. Olde Forgers can find the full news in the members only section
Welcome to Ottawa Olde Forge Rug Hooking
Here you can find out about our activities and meeting dates. If you’re in the nation’s capital please visit during a meeting, take part in a workshop or attend one of our events.
As well, you may want to check out the hooking-related resources and links – they may be helpful regardless of where you’re located.
We hope you enjoy the site and wish you all some very happy hooking.
Note: City of Ottawa has closed most of its facilities, including Maki House, until April 5. All Olde Forge meetings are cancelled until further notice and we will be rescheduling the Canadian Mola workshop with Loretta Moore.
Sadly, our Hook-in is now also cancelled!
We are a rug hooking group based in Ottawa, Ontario with members from across the Ottawa Valley and into Western Quebec.
Members are optionally individually affiliated with the Ontario Hooking Craft Guild(OHCG) and Ottawa Olde Forge is recognized as an OHCG branch within Area 1. OHCG provides a connection to rug hooking throughout the province of Ontario and Western Quebec.
Our 90+ Olde Forge members hook in a wide range of styles using a variety of backings. They also incorporate other fibre arts — for example, felting and embroidery — into their pieces.
Every year, except in 2018 when we cohosted the OHCG Annual, Ottawa Olde Forge hosts a hook-in for Area 1. Rug hookers from all across the region are invited to attend. Other Area 1 branches include those in Beaconsfield, Brockville, Burritts Rapids, Deep River, Martintown, Pointe Claire and Prescott.
Olde Forge membership runs from Sept 1-Aug 31 annually. Fees are currently $20 and collected in the fall when we reconvene after a summer break.
We also collect and submit membership fees for OHCG on behalf of those members who choose to support this umbrella organization. Fees for OHCG are $40, which include HST.
Maki House Community Centre
19 Leeming Drive
Ottawa, ON K2H 5P6
Crystal Beach area
1st Saturday of each month : 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month : 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Meeting dates are subject to change due to statutory holidays, including Labour Day, Thankgiving and Easter. See the meeting schedule below for exact dates each year.
Business meetings are held at the Saturday and 1st Thursday meetings of each month. Tea and coffee are supplied, so bring your lunch, your mug, your hooking, and join in the fun!