Rug Hooking


October 13, 20, 27 (1:30 - 4:30) 2018

(9 hours instruction time)

Fee: $130 members / $140 non-members, materials supplied

Instructor: Betty Siebenga

Level: Any. For adults and older youth (16+ yrs).

Location: 3866 Railway Avenue (New Workshop Space)


Back 100 years ago, any scrap of material was torn into strips and hooked into useful mats and rugs.  Scottish immigrants brought rug hooking to Nova Scotia (New Scotland) which is the home of and hub for Canada's rughooking resurgence, an artform that reaches worldwide.

Come out and learn this beautiful skill!  We will use only 100% recycled wool to make a beautiful and useful chair pad, while repurposing natural materials and keeping them out of landfill sites.


Session 1: introduction to rug hooking - hook straight lines, squares and circles.

Session 2:  Hook star for the points in the star and hook initials of participant

Session 3: Completion of project with pressing, whipping and binding.



Registration and pre-payment are required. Sign up at the gallery during open hours (Tues-Fri 12-4pm, Sat 9am-1pm), or by phone with a credit card - 250-847-3898.

Cancellation policy: 50% refund on cancellations made 48hrs or more prior to the workshop

Discounts are offered to members. Memberships are $25 (valid May 1-April 30). Click here for details on how to become a member.

The fall 2018 art workshops are brought to you at a reduced cost thanks to the generous support of Babine Animal Hospital.