Traditional Rug Hooking with Freda

What is Traditional Rug Hooking?

Traditional hooking uses a hand hook, similar in shape to a crochet hook, to form a looped pile from fabric strips or yarn on an even-weave base (such as burlap, monks-cloth or linen).

This technique dates back to the 19th century in the North American colonies, providing warm floor coverings for the bare floors of pioneer homes.

Early rugs could be created from discarded feed sacks and scraps of fabric from the rag-bag.  Today this handwork is revered as folk art.

Contemporary rug hookers of today are creating rugs, chair seats, wall hangings, handbags, clothing, trivets, ornaments, jewellery and are limited only by their imaginations.


September to June

First Monday of the Month (except when it falls on a holiday, then it is the second Monday) 10 am to 2 or 3 pm.  Free.  Takes place at someone's house in Vancouver and the surrounding areas of Ladner, Surrey, Richmond, New Westminster, etc.  Whoever volunteers to host it.
Michelle at 604-261-0531
or Georgia at 604-946-1272

Every Wednesday from 10 am to approximately 3 pm in Pitt Meadows
at 12479 Harris Road (The Lion's Den).  Hosted by the Gone Hooking Group.  First visit is free. Membership is $60 per year. Many times mini-demonstrations are offered. Contact Freda at 604-463-0043 or

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Art Studio Tour 2023
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Traditional Rug Hooking
Beginners Classes
available upon request

Email or call 604-463-0043