All contacts by email should be made to

Anne Rankin at:  carlinrankin@gmail.com

This includes orders, business, product inquires, etc. Phone call will be taken at 902-445-4644.Thank you.



We will be closed from September 06-September 20 for drop-in visitations. If you wish to call 902-445-0770 and see if a visit can be arranged , we will attempt to accommodate you.


Our regular weekly hours are:

Thurs & Fri: 1030 am to 0500 pm

Sat: 1030 am to 0300 pm

If you  wish to come at other times, please call 902-445-4644 and we will endeavour to accommodate you.




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Highland Heart Hookery offers a wide variety of supplies for rug hooking  such as pure wool fabrics, both hand dyed and commercially dyed, patterns and kits, hooks, dyes and spoons, frames, and tape as well as courses for beginner to advanced students. We are  located in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  Our products and services are featured on this web site.  Our beautiful, hand-dyed wools are sought after by those who want to hook beautiful rugs. Our products are available in our studio, by mail order, or when we are vendors at hook-ins and other events.

Colour planning assistance is available when you purchase our wools.

Our Mission

At Highland Heart Hookery, we take pride in offering the highest quality products for rug hooking at value prices to our customers with a wide variety of choices.

Classes and Workshops:

We offer a variety of classes and  workshops for rug hooking. Doug is an accredited teacher of the McGown Guild who has taught in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Ontario, and the US. . His work has been showcased in the Eye See you project which travelled in the United States for a year. His work is currently being showcased in the Tarot Card project in the US. This is a two year tour in the US and Canada.

 Doug continues to upgrade his McGown certification by taking the teachers` workshops in the US every year as well as teaching other McGown teachers at those workshops. This year, he will be teaching a fine shaded pictorial of a tall ship at sea. Doug has taught a wide variety of workshops including fine shading, Maud Lewis, large flowers, mandalas, magical landscapes, Grenfell, orientals and dying. His students have hooked beautiful oriental rugs, fine flower shaded rugs, leaves, and pictorials.  He recently taught Maud Lewis at a hook-in in Ottawa. More Maud Lewis courses are on his schedule.

Classes are held most Wednesdays from September to the end of November and from January until the end of May. If you have not been attending these classes, please phone 902-445-4644 to ensure availability. These are open classes where you take a beginner course from us or you purchase a new pattern to hook or you get help with one on which you are already working.





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