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Top Left Grenfell rug was hooked by Cathy Williams; partially hooked Grenfells by Doug Rankin



DATE:                   July 7, 2017           Friday                     9:00am - 4:00pm

                              July 8, 2017           Saturday                 9:00am - 4:00pm

                              July 9, 2017           Sunday                   9:00am - 4:00pm


LOCATION:           Hooked Rug Museum of North America (HRMNA)

                             9849 St. Margaret’s Bay Road, Hwy 3, Queensland, NS     902-858-3060


TEACHER:               Doug Rankin

                                Doug is a Certified McGown Teacher who has taught workshops in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and  Ontario.  Doug and his wife Anne, own and operate the Rug Hooking Studio “Highland Heart Hookery” located in their home in Clayton Park, Halifax where he teaches monthly rug hooking classes to beginners and experienced rug hookers.



                               Beginning in early 1905, the Grenfell Mission in St. Anthony,  NFLD, produced hooked mats (rugs) using of silk stockings. When dyed in beautiful soft hues, they helped propel the mat industry into its peak production years of 1918 to 1929. Today we can simulate these using panty hose. 

                                Doug will have several designs available as well as nylons both as is and dyed in soft pastels.    These will be at a separate  cost from the registration fee. Most designs are small, approx. 10 x 12. These will hook up similar to #3 or #4 cuts.


REGISTRATION:   Click here for a Printable Registration Form and mail with your payment to the  REGISTRAR:

                                          Patsy Gorveatte

                                          8252 St. Margaret’s Bay Rd.

                                          Black Point,  NS   B0J 1B0


                                Confirmation of registration upon receipt of registration form and payment.


                                Registration is limited to 15 people


                                Total registration fee for 3 days - $150.00, includes registration fee, tea, coffee, muffins.

                                Lunch- included - Friday, Saturday, Sunday


                                A deposit of $75.00 is payable with registration and the balance of $75.00 payable by June 1, 2017.  Total registration fee                                       of $150.00 can be paid with registration.



REFUNDS:              No later than June 1, 2017.   No refunds after June 1, 2017

                              The $75.00 deposit is non-refundable, balance of $75.00 is refundable up to June 1, 2017



                                                Any questions, please contact Sherry Chandler @ 902-275-4743  or email