Canadian Exhibition

ISSN 2207-001X 4th May 2017

The event; 2017 Annual OHCG Conference, held April 28-30th in Coburg, Ontario, Canada

The Theme; Images of Canada

Canadian, Susan Sutherland, a member of the Ontario Hooking Craft Guild and this Australian Guild, attended the OHCG Conference and shared on Facebook some of her photos of the exhibits.

Aussie Guild members will recognize some of the exhibitors names as those who have visited Miriam Miller’s Rug Room in Milton, NSW or attended the 2012 The International Guild of Handhooking Rugmakers (TIGHR) Triennial Conference in South Australia and who we will hopefully meet up with again at the 2018 TIGHR Conference in Reeth in the UK.

Miriam Miller, Karen Kaiser-Wiens & Jacqui Thomson.
Barbara Lukas






Susan’s Facebook post described traditional rug hooking for her many non-rug hooking Facebook friends as :-

“painting” with wool or other strips of fabric or yarn using a simple hook with a handle, puling up a simple loop – it’s not latch hooking with short pieces of wool yarn and no plastic canvas or knots.”

Susan said, there are many different rug hooking and rug making techniques.  The Australian Guild covers them all, yes, even latch hooking.

Shown with Susan’s permission, are some of her images, including comments, and a link to a blog with more images from the Exhibition which Susan thought we might enjoy.

And finally, a friendship rug –


from the Australian Rugmakers Guild

to all in the

Ontario Hooking Craft Guild

on such a successful exhibition.

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