Cheticamp-Style Rugs

Learn how to design and hook a Cheticamp-style rug

Betty Ann learned how to “hook” from her mother at the age of six and is a fourth generation rug hooker. She has over 30 years in group facilitation and uses this craft as her daily “grounding” moment. She has also taught rug hooking classes in New-Brunswick for several years. Though she never made it her career, she is very interested in showing the potential of this craft. She hopes that by teaching rug hooking it will honour the artisans who kept it alive. She hopes to help promote and revive this craft with as many who want to join in. This craft can be done by the young, the more mature and those in between. It can be an inter-generational activity as it was for both of us growing up.

Rug hooking can be a form of “zen” and “meditation” moment.

It can be good for the soul. Try it!

Summer 2024

Where:

La Place Père Anselme Chiasson
(Conseil des arts de Chéticamp)
15118 Cabot Trail, Cheticamp, NS. B0E 1H0
Tel.: 902-224-1876

When:

June 25 – August 27, 2024
Tuesday afternoons: 1:30-3:00 pm
Tuesday evenings: 6:00-7:30 pm
Please Note: Children younger than 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost:

$75 / participant
Includes all the essentials for our Workshop;

  • 90-Minute Class,
  • Wool,
  • Handmade Hook,
  • Design, and
  • Burlap.

(Family & Group rates available)

Please Note: All classes are 90 minutes in duration. ONLY participants will be allowed to enter the room during the class.

Register:

To register email [email protected] or call 506-855-4480

Classes during Celtic Colours

Where:

Les Trois Pignons
(Main Floor)
15884 Cabot Trail
Cheticamp, NS

When:

Sunday, October 13th: 1:30-3:00pm
Monday, October 14th: 1:30-3:00pm
Tuesday, October 15th: 1:30-3:00pm
Wednesday, October 16th: 1:30-3:00pm

Cost:

$50/ participant
Kits and materials will be available to purchase separately

Register:

To register email [email protected] or call 506-855-4480

Rug Hooking Kits

You want to have a try in creating a Cheticamp-style 4″x4″ rug?  Here is your opportunity.  There are 11 different patterns available at this time.  More will be added soon.

Included in each kit:

  • 14″x14″ burlap with pattern design
  • 2-ply fine sheep’s wool
  • handmade hook
  • instructions

Cost (other supplies needed):

With hook $35 (plus shipping and taxes)

Without hook $20 (plus shipping and taxes)

*Note* A Morgan hoop is recommended and needed to complete the project. These particular hoops are not in the kit.  Some are available at $18 (plus shipping and taxes)

Individual handmade hooks available at $15 (plus shipping and taxes)

Scissors

How to order:

Please order rug-hooking kits by using email [email protected]

Available Rug Hooking Kits:

Betty Ann Cormier Rug Hooking Kits

Allo, Birdie

Betty Ann Cormier Rug Hooking Kits

Blue Bird at my window

Candle

Betty Ann Cormier Rug Hooking Kits

Free Sailing

Betty Ann Cormier Rug Hooking Kits

House on Cape Breton

Betty Ann Cormier Rug Hooking Kits

Let’s Do Basics

Betty Ann Cormier Rug Hooking Kits

Orca

Betty Ann Cormier Rug Hooking Kits

Purple Flower on Stem

Betty Ann Cormier Rug Hooking Kits

Round Blue Bird

Betty Ann Cormier Rug Hooking Kits

Round Yellow Bird

Betty Ann Cormier Rug Hooking Kits

Shaded purple simple flower with leaves

Level I - Baby Steps 1, 2, 3 (beginner)

Through adult learning methods, the participant will learn the basic steps in hooking a Cheticamp-style rug. Betty Ann will guide you through the process while having fun and learning a new craft. She will also share some anecdotal story of her own experiences and facts about the history of the beginnings of this 1920’s local “cottage industry”.

You will learn the basic steps of hooking a 4square inch Cheticamp style mug rug. However, as a beginner, minimum of 6 hours of classes is recommended. No pieces will be kept on our frames from one class to another nor will you be able to bring what you worked on the frame home. However, Betty Ann will encourage you to practice at home on the free kits we will provide to you after the class or on your own frame.

She will encourage you to let your “creative juices” flow. Betty Ann will have a few good stories to share and lots of laughs while learning all of what you need to know about “hooking”!

To learn more about this & other workshops.

Level II - Learning to Fly on Your Own (Intermediate)

This course is for those who after being comfortable with what they have learned in Level I or who already know how to hook, wish to learn more about designing, shading techniques, using two-ply fine wool in different ways, etc. We will do our best to have additional rug hookers in the class to help you out.

To learn more about this & other workshops.

Up-Coming...

  • Celtic Colours Workshop Schedule.
  • Level III – It Is Amazing (Advanced)
  • Learning how to dye your own two-ply fine wool, the Cheticamp way
  • Let’s Talk Natural Dyes

What's New!

École Étoile de l`Acadie – 90 minute Cheticamp-style rug hooking class with 10 participants

Betty Ann enjoyed teaching at le Centre Communautaire de l`École de l`Acadie on Saturday January 20 2024, from 1300-1430. Thank you Atika Brayebane, DG for coordinating all of this. There were lots of smiles and stories.
Link: Atelier de tapis hooké – Le 7 février 2024 (lecourrier.com)

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On January 30th and February 6th Betty Ann taught her very first virtual group rug-hooking course. Robin Whitford from Hooking between the Lines coordinated all. The class filled up within 48 hours after the invitation went public. Twenty-five (25) participants enjoyed trying this new craft and hear all about the history of the very important and well-known cottage-industry.
Link: Learn Cheticamp Style Rug Hooking with this Class and Kit Combo! – Hooking Outside The Lines

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You want to learn how to dye yarn/wool the Cheticamp way?
Here you go…
Cheticamp-Style Wool Dyeing 90 minute class
École NDA (15118 Cabot Trail) on Saturday February 24th 2024 from 130-300pm

We will have four of Chéticamp wool-dyeing experts as our teachers. They are Lucienne LeFort, Raymonde Doucet, Marie-Louise Deveau, and Sylvia Roach.
Please forward your $25 (non-refundable) registration fee to [email protected] at your earliest convenience. You are asked to bring three (3) skeins of wool of two (2) ply fine wool to the class. You will be invited to choose from our large collection of commercial dyes and go home with the 3 skeins, dyed in 3 shades of one color, while learning or improving your skills. You can purchase your wool from Les Trois Pignons, Chéticamp. Should you need some wool, you may call them at 902-224-2642 to make arrangements. To register please contact Betty Ann at your earliest convenience.

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Rencontre des hookeuses de Chéticamp Rug Hookers get-together
Meets monthly, last Saturday of each month (September-April)
Rencontre mensuel, dernier samedi de chaque mois (septembre-avril)
Le Conseil des arts, 15118 Cabot Trail, Chéticamp
1000-noon/midi
Contact information: BettyAnn Cormier

Betty Ann Cormier Rug Hooking Workshops
Betty Ann Cormier Rug Hooking Workshops
Betty Ann Cormier Rug Hooking Workshops
Betty Ann Cormier Rug Hooking Workshops
Betty Ann Cormier Rug Hooking Workshops