Rug Groups

This page shows you the existing rughooking groups across Australia. If you’d like to start or join a group in your area, please contact:

 ACT:  For information about rughooking groups in Canberra please contaact Maggie Whyte email;   Maggie also facilitates rughooking workshops.  (The name of group not yet decided, but they meet every fourth Sunday afternoon of the month at The Village Hall, Strathnairn.)


Milton;  Narrawilly Proggy Ruggers of Milton (on the south coast) meet at Miriam Miller’s Rug Room studio at Narrawilly, on the first and third Friday each month.  Miriam also gives workshop and private classes by appointment. Contact Miriam by email;  or Phone  02 4455 6870

Bellingen:    (North Coast)  Bellingen Rag Rug Group; Contact Maxine Keys at email    Phone 02 6655 0591   Group meets 1st Friday of the month from 10am until … no set time.

Bermagui Rug Hookers:  for details, contact Dawn Hollins, email;  

Braidwood: Contact Maggie Hickey. email


Beerwah: The Sunshine Coast Rug Crafters  groups meet twice each month at the Beerwah Library, 25 Peachester Rd, Beerwah.  Map info about the library location at the second Friday and third Tuesday of each month from 2.30-5.30pm at the Beerwah Library. As a community group there is no fee to attend; afternoon tea is available.     Contact:  Judi Tompkins at  and read more about Judi’s rug hooking on her  personal website (

Kingaroy: The Red Earth Ruggers meet at 17 Fairview Dr, Kingaroy every 2nd Monday of the month  from 9 – 12  through winter. (from 11th April)  For more details email Judy Brook

Mt. Tamborine: The Happy Hookers meet once a month on the third Thursday of the month, from 10-12noon at Bec Andersen’s Studio, 8 Griffith St., North Tamborine, QLD, 4272.  Cost is $15 includes lush morning tea. Rug making tuition and workshops available year round. For more info phone: 0438 147 352  or email Subscribe to Happy Hookers emailing list at or\TheHappyHookers


Wodonga-Wangaratta-Benalia –  Bobby George – phone number 0357 662732                                 (Lone Rugger Seeking Same) Email

Yarra Valley Rugmakers aim to meet on the second Saturday of each month from 10am ’til 3pm. Contact Anne Schafer –;  Chris Noorbergen – or check out their website for venue and further details. A light lunch is included, and everyone is invited from experts to those who have never held a hook before.


Strathalbyn: Strath Matters meet in Strathalbyn on  the first and third Friday of the month in the  supper room of  the Strathalbyn Town Hall located in the High Street. Pop in for a chat, some new ideas and a cup of coffee anytime between 10:00am and 2:00pm.  All welcome –  $4 contribution to costs – contact Judith Stephens at


Deloraine: The Happy Hookers meet every Monday morning at the British Hotel in Deloraine. ($2 cuppa) Visitors welcome!  contact Joanne Wild

Rowdy Ruggers – young mothers with their toddlers, meet at Deloraine House (Emu Bay Road, Deloraine). Both groups welcome new members.

A Hook Rug Group meets regularly in the Cygnet Library, south of Hobart. It is run by Roseanne Lane who works at the Cygnet Library.


Wanneroo Rugmakers:   meet regularly on Saturday mornings at the Library in the northern suburb of Wanneroo, contact Jo Franco at  for information about this group and other workshops.

Albany; The Accidental Rugmaker:  email  Kira Mead

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