The Wonderful World of Rug Hooking

It is an exciting time to be a fibre artist. Not only are we privileged to have so many talented people around us, the community of rug hooking, continues to grow.  If you don't belong to a local group, please join as you will never meet a more inspiring group of people. The Rug Hooking Guild of Nova Scotia is a good place to start.  Become a member, the quarterly Loop that is distributed to you as a member is an inspiration. The local groups are listed in the Loop, the where and when each group meets and lots of great information.  I always say it is cheap therapy belonging to a group.  We keep our hands busy and talk about anything and enjoy each others company.  The guild is open to anyone, no matter where you live in the world.  There are rug hooking guilds all over the world as well.

A local icon, Deanne Fitzpatrick received the Order of Canada for her promotion of the fibre art of Rug Hooking. Rug Hooking has continually grown in popularity and a joy for so many people. We are truly blessed to be fibre artists and to have Deanne in our community.

Chris Waddy of Loopy Wool Studio, opened her new brick and mortar store, outside of Moncton, NB, another wonderful resource for fibre artists.

I finished another challenge 5" x 5" rug this time for our Springhill rug hooking group. 3 coloured pencils were provided to me, white, green and yellow and we were allowed to add a fourth colour, I added blue.

I started a table runner for a small hall table I have.  The table looked bare after the Christmas decorations were removed and the rug I had displayed there I had taken to the cottage so a new one was required.

Each blog I will post my progress on my Arabesque at the beginning of the blog as I have above.  I haven't done much since last week as I did my challenge rug and started my table runner.

In the mail this week; Charlene Frehlick shared a few rugs she has finished.  They are all lovely and thanks for sharing Charlene.  These first two are 9" x 9" Primitive Pastimes journal bag panes.  Charlene made wall hangings instead.


This next one is a Jane McGown pattern and I just love Charlene's colours she used.

Have a great week everyone!






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  • Great blog as usual . Totally agree with the benefits of belonging to a group …ours provides so much inspiration and companionship . Looking forward to seeing your finished table runner .

    • Ursula
  • I love your newly started table runner,lovethe ide Of home.

    • Deb MacIntosh
  • Great blog Della!

    • Debra Lynn Ackles Adams