Ottawa Olde Forge Rug Hooking Branch

Since 1977




Hooked Rug and Homelife Museum.
Check out the virtual tour and get inspired.

Hooked Rug Museum of Nova Scotia
Check out their image gallery and especially look for The Ark.

How Craft Becomes Art
"Outside the box" has become a very common expression these days. But for a hooker, what is the box you are to work outside? What makes up your box?

Members' Websites / Blogs

Elliott, Norma:  Hooked Codfish Originals
Fletcher, Marla:  Why I Hook, OHCG 2018 Annual Blog
Langdon, Pam:  Pam Langdon Design
Lukas, Barbara:  Barbara Lukas

Rug Hooking Groups and Guilds

Ontario - OHCG Area 1
---- Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild/Guilde de2 tapisserie au crochet de Beaconsfield

For details on the following Area 1 branches, contact the Area 1
representative, Lesley Larson Tel:(819) 767-2990)

---- Brockville Thousand Islanders, Mallorytown ON
---- Deep River Hookers, Deep River, ON
---- On Track II Pointe Claire, Quebec
---- Prescott Hoops and Hooks, Prescott, ON
---- Rideau Valley Boots & Baskets, Burritts Rapids, ON

-- International Guild of Handhooking Rug Makers (TIGHR)
-- Association of Traditional Hooking Artists (ATHA)


Suppliers & Instruction

Baa Baa Bundles
Reclaimed Wool: Fat Quarters & Yarns
Cathy Ivory, Instruction
105 Brock St. W., Box 39
Merrickville, ON K0G 1N0
Email: cathy@baabaabundles

Christine's Rug Hooking Supplies.
Specializing in dyed wool and custom dyeing. Brockville. 613-498-2052

Hooked on the Lake
Loretta Moore's blog offers rug hookers supplies and instruction.

Martina Lesar Hooked Rug Studio
Rug hooking supplies and instruction
16311 Mississauga Road
Caledon, ON L7C 1X8

Ragg Tyme Studio
Certified Ontario Hooking Craft Teacher devoted to teaching and supplying across Canada and the United States.
RR No. 2
Petersburg, ON N0M 2H0

Riverside Studio
Luscious, hand-dyed, fine yarn for rug hooking, punch needle hooking, or knitting.
It is important to call before visiting because the store is not always open.
Riverside Studio
Place des Artistes de Farrellton
Farrellton, Quebec

Maureen Robertson's Dreams and Creations
Having Fun with Fibres
Maureen's husband sharpens and overhauls Fraser and Bliss cutters.
Blade sharpening: $10. Overhaul/Maintenance: $20.
If repairs are needed, costs may be higher.
Spencerville, ON K0E 1X0
613-658-2776 or 613-498-7462
Email: or

Sells yarns suitable for hooking and acid dyes.
1078 Wellington St.
Ottawa, ON
613-725-KNIT (613-725-5648)

Willow Creek Rug Hooking
Run by Carol Shewan, an OHCG accredited teacher. Offering wool, linen, tools, patterns and instruction.
53 Mountain Road
Westport, ON

190 Colonnade Road S, Unit 2
Ottawa, ON

Schools and Instruction


OHCG Fall School
OHCG's rug hooking school held annually in the fall.

Artworks by Karen Kaiser
Traditional rug hooking design and art.

Trent School of Rug Hooking
Mission is to provide an independent school, promoting traditional rug hooking in Canada in an environment that encourages learning and friendship.
For latest course offerings contact Mary Janet Mustard, (519)794-2216, or write

Wanda Kerr's blog and Welcome Mat
Twice a year Wanda offers week long classes in her home. The dates of these classes change from early to late spring and late summer to fall according to her travelling commitments.