Quilting, Rug Hooking
Needlework and more

Rug Hooking

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. This is a suitable craft for all ages and abilities.

To discover more about this discipline, visit us in person - we meet every Wednesday from 9:00am - 3:00pm at the Rosscarrock Community Centre (45th Street & 10 Avenue SW). Meeting times in July and August are 9:00am - 12:00pm.

Supplies:
  • Legacy Studio (403-932-0932). Patterns, wool, backing, frames and books.
  • Leslie's Frames (403-948-4004). Frames, hooks and full spectrum daylights lamps.
  • Lynne Howard (403-288-8772). Hand dyed wool, linen backing, hooks and instruction
  • Pokadoodle Creations (403-837-8481). Needle and wet felting, rug hooking kits and instruction

Rug created by Rebecca Nicholas, CGFA member
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