Women Matters Rug Art - A blog
Creativity, Empowerment, Support And Laughter Through Rug Hooking.

One-of-Kind Wool Rug Artworks by Alexandra Kehayoglou
Using scraps leftover thread from her family's carpet factory in Buenos Aires, artist Alexandra Kehayoglou embarks on a laborious hand-tufting process to fabricate wool carpets and rugs that mimic natural textures like moss, water, trees, and pastures.

10 Rug Hookers to watch in 2016.
Lots of inspiration to be found here. Each of the artists also provides a link to their individual sites for further viewing pleasure.

Hooked Rugs to be Treasured Heirlooms.
The rugs you hook today will be prized possessions years from now.

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

-- Alberta
---- Edmonton Rug Hooking Guild
-- Newfoundland and Labrador
---- Rug Hooking Guild of Newfoundland and Labrador
-- Nova Scotia
---- Rug Hooking Guild of Nova Scotia
-- Ontario
---- Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild/Guilde de tapisserie au crochet de Beaconsfield
---- Burlington Rug Hooking Guild
---- JJ Ruggers
---- Northumberland Rug Hookers
---- Ontario Hooking Craft Guild
-- West Riding Ruggers
-- Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild
-- Hunterdon County Rug Artisans Guild
-- Woolwrights Rug Hooking Guild
-- Australian Rugmakers Guild
-- International Guild of Handhooking Rug Makers (TIGHR)
-- Association of Traditional Hooking Artists


Suppliers & Instruction

Applerug Supplies
Books. Dyed fleece. All backings: linen, burlap, verel, monks cloth, rug warp, printed designs, etc. Large selection of dyed and natural wool both textured and plain. Hooks, cutters & wheels. What I don't have I will special order with pleasure.
Elaine Tigges
233 William Street
Carleton Place, ON K7C 1X2
Email: or

Baa Baa Bundles
Reclaimed Wool: Fat Quarters & Yarns
Cathy Ivory
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 classes
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 courses.
53 Mountain Road
Westport, ON

190 Colonnade Road S, Unit 2
Ottawa, ON

Schools and Instruction

Haliburton School of Arts
Rug Hooking Course at Haliburton School of Arts.

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

Karen Kaiser's Art Work
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.