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Hooked Rug Museum of North America (HRMNA)


 Coleus Leaves by Cindy IrwinColeus Leaves by Cindy Irwin




DATE:                       September23, 2023;      Saturday;            9:30am - 4:00pm

LOCATION:               Hooked Rug Museum of North America (HRMNA)
                                9849 St. Margaret’s Bay Road, Hwy 3, Queensland, NS B0J 1T0 902-858-3060
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TEACHER:            Cindy Irwin - Cindy is a friend of ours from Lancaster, PA and is a Pearl K. McGown Certified Rug Hooking                                              Teacher who has a home studio where she teaches rug hooking classes. She began hooking rugs while on                                            vacation in Michigan. She got a five minute lesson on pulling loops and bought a kit. It was a fine, shaded, floral                                    piece that she turned into a pillow top. The next year, she bought a pattern and some precut #6 strips. It took                                      her three years to finish it. While she was buying a supply of strips in the third year, she picked up a Bliss cutter                                    and asked how to use it. She had no idea you could cut your own wool! She bought the cutter and a beginner                                      book on dyeing and went back to Pennsylvania.

                             Completely overwhelmed, she put everything away with her stained glass materials, ornamental plastering                                           materials, decorative finishing materials, cross-stitch, and knitting materials… I think you get the idea. One day                                     while carpooling to a Master Gardener class, the driver stopped at Rebecca Erb's (wool shop) and changed her                                       life. She then invited Cindy to join her rug hooking group and introduced her to her first teacher and mentor,                                         Peggy Hannum. She has never looked back! From drawing a pattern, selecting the colors, dyeing the wool, and                                     finally creating a rug that is completely unique, rug hooking satisfies every creative urge she has ever had.
                             Cindy is a McGown certified Mc Gown teacher and President of The Conestoga Rug Crafters Guild, as well as a                                       juried member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen. She is known for her beautiful purses, working with                                           alternate materials and gemstones. She can teacher all cuts and styles. Her work, wool, and patterns can be
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WORKSHOP:            The cost of the workshop (see below) includes a kit to complete 3 gorgeous Coleus leave as pictured above. It                                       includes the pattern, wool, covered metal stems, beads and a mason jar flower frog.




REGISTRATION:       Click Here to Download Print and Fill In the Registration Form. It cannot be completed online.  
                                   Scan and Email it to: OR mail it to the Registrar at the address below. 

1. E-TRANSFER your deposit or payment in full to:


2. CHEQUE - Mail Cheque and registration form to address below.


3. MUSEUM - Stop into the Museum, fill out a registration form and make payment at the front counter.

9849 St. Margaret’s Bay Road, Queensland, NS B0J 1T0


Confirmation of registration upon receipt of both registration form and payment

            • - Coffee,tea will be provided. Please bring your own mug.
            • - Please do not bring anything with nuts due to severe allergy concerns.

Total registration fee is $95.00 A deposit of $50.00 is payable with registration and the balance of $45.00                                             payable by Sept 9, 2023. Total registration fee of $95.00 can be paid with /registration


REFUNDS:                    No later than Sept 9 , 2023. The $50.00 deposit is non-refundable after Sept 9, 2023.


** Any questions, please call Sherry Chandler @ 902-275-4743 or email