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The following workshops and hook-ins will be held at the Museum for the 2019 Season:

(click on the blue link to go directly to the workshop or hook-in information pages)



May 4-5th  Beginner's Workshop (2 days)

May 18th   Braiding Workshop 

June 3rd-5th  Modigliani Workshop (3 days) 

July 12th-13th Introduction to Fine Shading and Hooking an Animal (3 days)


HOOK-INS: Click here to go directly to the Hook-in page.

March 9th - Tantallon Library drop in - no cost; 10 am to 4 pm (no registration required) 

June 22nd - Hook-in/Fibre Day 

September 14th - Hook-in/Fibre Day

October 19th - Hook-in/Fibre Day 



July 26th - 28th 2nd Annual Crank-in/Machine Knitters and Weavers

                    (To register and for more information please contact Patsy Gorveatte at 902-476-4946 or email



August 29th    2nd Annual Stitch-in Day - presented by the Alderney Needle Arts Guild

                    $20.00 per person, lunch included. Welcome all needleworkers: embroiderers, needlepointers, cross-

                    stitchers, etc.  Register on the Hook-in page for this event.




The Hooked Rug Museum would like to announce our Rug Hooking Artists of the Year for 2019. 

This is our 7th year in which representative samples of the artists' work will be displayed in the Museum during the 2019 season. The artists are chosen because of their talents and contribution to the advancement to the art of rug hooking.  Over three centuries of development in North America, rug hooking has evolved from a utilitarian craft to fine art.

 They are:

Jackie Alcock, Newfoundland; Ruth Downing, Nova Scotia and Brigitte Webb, Scotland.

Please click here or on the Rug Hooking Artists tab above to view their biographies.




Our last hook-in of the season was on September 29th and it was a lively one. Our Canadian Rug Hooking Artist of the Year, Janet Boates was present.


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VOLUNTEERING:  If you have reached our site through the Connecting Communities Bulletin Board please click here for our Volunteer Contact Form.

A Calendar of our Events can also be found on the Community Connect webpage.  Click on the Calendar button and select Hooked Rug Museum as the location.

There is no admission to  Fibre Art Market  portion of the museum and all shopping is tax-free.  Come in and see our hundreds of hooked rugs, books, hooking kits, wool and much more!


Entering the museum you are plunged into the history of the art of rug hooking in the Interpretive Centre which focuses on the beginning of rug hooking in North America.  Visitors to the museum will learn the names of famous rug hooking artists.  Names like Burnham, Frost, Turner, Tremblay, Mowat, Garrett and many more. (The banner image above depicts the sides and front of the bottom of Noah's Ark.  To see the Ark and all it's hooked animals please drop into the museum.  Museum rates apply to the museum galleries and exhibits.) 


Museum Admission Fees

General Admission  $7.00; Seniors and Students $5.00; Children under 5 years of age are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

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