About Rags to Rugs

Rags to Rugs Logo Rags to Rugs Craft Shoppe is an online rug hooking supply store located in Pictou, Nova Scotia offering a variety of rug hooking supplies. We supply fine quality products so that your creative projects can withstand the test of time. We feature the Bluenose Rug Hooking Patterns and are endeavoring to bring them back into circulation to preserve this important part of rug hooking heritage.

Rug Hooking Links


Rug hooking is both an art and a craft where rugs are made by pulling loops of yarn or fabric through a stiff woven base such as burlap, linen, or rug warp. The loops are pulled through the backing material by using a crochet-type hook mounted in a handle (usually wood) for leverage. In contrast latch-hooking uses a hinged hook to form a knotted pile from short, pre-cut pieces of yarn. To learn more on Wikipedia please click here.

Hooked Treasures

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Hooked Treasures is located in Brunswick, Maine, about 30 minutes north of Portland. If you will be in the area and want to stop by, please call or e-mail to set up an appointment. To visit Hooked Treasures site please click here.

About Pictou, Nova Scotia

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The Town of Pictou, located on the beautiful Northumberland Shore of Nova Scotia, Canada, is renowned as the "Birthplace of New Scotland" as it was here that the first wave of Scottish immigrants landed in 1773. Pictou offers diverse amenities, period homes on tree lined streets, and strong entrepreneurial spirit where residents enjoy a stable and prosperous economy. Pictou is the best place to experience old-world charm and culture and present day hospitality. To learn more click here.

deCoste Center

The deCoste Centre had its official opening in November 1982 with a performance by Rita MacNeil. Since then the deCoste has presented over 2000 concerts featuring singers, musicians, actors and dancers from around the world.. To learn more click here.