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Welcome to Highland Heart Hookery

Due to Covid, please call 902-445-4644 to make an appointment for a visit.

Highland Heart Hookery offers a wide variety of supplies for rug hooking such as pure wool fabrics, both hand dyed and commercially dyed, patterns and kits, hooks, dyes and spoons, frames, and tape as well as courses for beginner to advanced students. We are  located in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Our products and services are featured on this web site.  Our beautiful, hand-dyed wools are sought after by those who want to hook beautiful rugs. Our products are available in our studio, by mail order, or when we are vendors at hook-ins and other events.

Colour planning assistance is available when you purchase our wools.

Our Mission

At Highland Heart Hookery, we take pride in offering the highest quality products for rug hooking at value prices to our customers with a wide variety of choices.

Maud Lewis Designs

A number of new Maud Lewis designs are now available and we have revived some that have not been available for several years. Many new kits of various sizes are now available. Some are on our website. Others are listed.

Classes and Workshops

We offer a variety of classes and  workshops for rug hooking. Doug is an accredited teacher of the McGown Guild who has taught in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Ontario, and the US. . His work has been showcased in the Eye See you project which travelled in the United States for a 3 years. His work that was part of the Tarot Card project in the US lasted 7 years is now over. This was a seven year tour in the US and Canada. He has taught a variety of workshops at home and in Canada and USA and at rug schools in both countries. These have included but not limited to fine shading of flowers , pictorials and orientals, wide cut shading of florals and pictorials, scrolls, leaves, rendition of Maud Lewis paintings, mandalas and dying techniques, etc.

Doug continues to upgrade his McGown certification by taking the teachers` workshops in the US every year as well as teaching other McGown teachers at those workshops. Last year, he taught a fine shaded pictorial of a tall ship at sea. Doug has taught a wide variety of workshops including fine shading, Maud Lewis, large flowers, mandalas, magical landscapes, Grenfell, orientals and dying. His students have hooked beautiful oriental rugs, fine flower shaded rugs, leaves, and pictorials.  In 2018, he taught Maud Lewis at a wide variety of schools.

Classes are held most Wednesdays from September to the end of November and from January until the end of May. If you have not been attending these classes, please phone 902-445-4644 to ensure availability. These are open classes where you take a beginner course from us or you purchase a new pattern to hook or you get help with one on which you are already working.

Are you looking for a class?

Classes have restarted and will likely continue until the fall. For more information email Doug at phone 902-445-4644.


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