Members' websites & blogs

Rug hooking groups & guilds

Ontario – Ontario Hooking Craft Guild (OHCG) Area 1 For contact details on the following Area 1 branches, contact the Area 1
representative, Ti Seymour, or consult the OHCG list. Canada International

Suppliers & Vendors

For a list of suppliers and hooking equipment vendors, visit our Suppliers page.


Tina Cole — Consecon/Picton, ON
Ingrid Hieronimus — Kitchener/Waterloo, ON
Cathy Ivory — Merrickville, ON
Karen Kaiser — Belleville, ON
Wanda Kerr — Wiarton, ON
Martina Lesar — Caledon, ON
Karen D. Miller — Orleans, ON
Loretta Moore — Godfrey, ON
Carol Shewan — Westport, ON
Simone Vojvodin — Grand Bend, ON


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

St Lawrence College, Fibre Arts Program in Traditional Rug Hooking
Instructor and program coordinator: Laura Boszormeny

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.
The contact is Cindy Fridenberg. See their Facebook page or write to them at 

The Prairie Harvest Rug School
Note that the 2019 rug school includes Pam Langdon, teaching a course on Maud Lewis.

Hooking Blogs &


Nova Scotia

Deanne Fitzpatrick Studio blog (Deanne Fitzpatrick, Nova Scotia)

Encompassing Designs (Christine Little, Nova Scotia):

Laura Kenney Rugs (Laura Kenney, Nova Scotia)

New Brunswick

Patricia Winans Designs blog (Patricia Winans, New Brunswick) (inactive since 2014)

Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild blog (Quebec)
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Les Tapissiers de Saint-Henri / Saint-Henri Rug Hookers (Quebec)
Artworks (Karen Kaiser, Ontario)
Fish Eye Rugs (Jen Manuell, Ontario) (last entry was 2014)
Hooked on the Lake (Loretta Moore, Ontario)
Martina Lesar Hooked Rug Studio blog (Martina Lesar, Ontario)
Northumberland Rug Hookers (Ontario)
Sunshine Rughooking (Elizabeth Martel, Ontario)
WandaWorks (Wanda Kerr, Ontario)
Willow Creek Rug Hooking blog (Carol Shewan, Ontario)
JLT Studios blog (Jean Ottosen, Saskatchewan)
British Columbia
Michelle Sirois Silver blog (Michelle Sirois Silver, British Columbia)


Rughooking Australia (Australian Rugmakers Guild)

An inspiring website from Multicolores, a women’s rug hooking cooperative in Guratemala

Ali Strebel Designs blog (Ali Strebel, Ohio)
Anita Hooks Rugs (Anita White, Kansas)
Art Rugs and Designs (April DeConick, Texas)
ArtWools Studio blog (Susan Feller, West Virginia)
Cindi Gay Rug Hooking (Cindi Gay, Ohio)
Excessive Compulsive Sewing and Rug Hooking (Sylvia Gauthier, Wyoming)
Green Mountain Hooked Rugs (various contributors, Vermont)
Hooking with Yarn (Judy Taylor, Washington state)
Laura’s Loop (Laura Pierce, California)
In the Studio and Elsewhere (Lori Laberge, North Carolina) (ceased November 2018)  
Mary Jane’s Rugs (Mary Jane Peabody, New Hampshire)
Merry Hooker Woolens (Marita Friedman, California) (blog inactive since 2014)
The Middle Sister (Gayle Burton, Utah)
Northwest Folk Design (Marijo Taylor, Oregon) (blog inactive since 2017)
The Old Tattered Flag (Julie Thomas, New York state)
The Paisley Studio (Sarah McNamara, New York state)
Primitive Spirit (Karen Kahle, Oregon)
Rug Hooking with Janice Lee (Janice Lee, Nebraska) (blog inactive since 2017)
Seaside Rug Hooking (Laura Kenyon & Debra Walland, Rhode Island)
Spruce Ridge Studios (Kris Miller, Michigan)
Woodland Junction (Saundra Porter, Delaware)
Woolly Mammoth Woolens (Michele Phillips, New York state)