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Rug Hooking Club

Traditional Rug Hooking – All Welcome!

The Kitchener-Waterloo Rug Hooking Guild was started in the 1970’s under the leadership of three talented, accredited teachers, Ellen Hunter, Carolyn Clemens and Jean Armstrong. Membership draws from areas within and outside the Waterloo Region with links to the provincial Ontario Hooking Craft Guild. The K-W Rug Hooking Guild provides a venue for traditional rug hooking enthusiasts to meet and learn from one another and to enjoy camaraderie with people that share a love for this artistic fibre art. Traditional rug hooking uses the same simple techniques used over 100 years ago. With a hook, frame, and strips of wool material or yarn, loops of fabric are pulled up through a burlap backing to create the desired design. Once used to warm cold floors, these rugs are now beautiful pieces of art.

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Hooked by Cheryl B. Designed by AJ Vandrie
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Designed and hooked by Lorna Vogel.
The guild organizes exhibitions, demonstrations and introductory workshops at local museums, galleries, libraries, fairs, schools and clubs. Their regional Hook-In is held the first Saturday of November and we invite anyone interested to attend. The guild has a lending library of rug hooking books and magazines for loan to members, as well as wool cutters for members to use during our meetings. We meet at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, one Monday evening, one Thursday morning and one full Saturday a month from September to June.
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Design​ed and hooked by Lil Quanz