The “Nicholsville Rugrats” is a group of men and women who joined together to form a rug hooking group in Nicholsville, Nova Scotia. The group meets every Tuesday morning from 10am to 12pm in the Nicholsville Community Hall (located at 413 Victoria Road, Nicholsville, NS) to hook, chat and share ideas on rug hooking.

The group has no annual fees but use a free will donation to pay for hall rental, rug hooking supplies, magazines and books. Over the past five years the group has managed to purchase a Bolivar wool cutter, many magazines, books , DVDs, yards of wool and linen for the members. The group has arranged numerous rug hooking courses which covered such topics as shading, dyeing and rug design.

If you would like to learn rug hooking or you're a rug hooker in need of a place to hook come and join us, we’d love to have you, everyone welcome.

The RugRats have introduced several new people to the fine art of Rug Hooking. We have had a two day "Basic Rug Hooking Course". The two day course included handouts, and a take home project with wool and linen. The 1st day covered Tools, Hoops & Frames, Materials, Patterns, Styles and Techniques with plenty of hands on hooking for the participants. Day 2 consisted of: Finishing Rugs, Drawing & Transferring Patterns and Dyeing Wool.

For more information on the RugRats or Hooking Course, contact Valerie Despres at 902-847-1001 or email Valerie Despres.



The pictures below are from a Nicholsville Fall Fling

Registration Desk Our sweets table for 2019.
River Gallery Wool Fabrique Sales Lunch is being served
Encompassing Designs Pattern Sales Kingston Lions Hot TurkeyLunch
Happy Hookers More Happy Hookers

The next RugRat Fall Fling (Saturday, 11th of September, 2021)

Fall Fling Countdown:

We have 150 seats remaining of the 150 for the 2021 Fall Fling.
The Nicholsville Rugrats will again be hosting a Fall Fling hook-in this year (2021). The planned date is September, 11th (2nd Saturday in September) at the Kingston Lions Hall from 9am to 3pm. We have made arrangements for 150 seats.

Again in 2021 we will be planning to have a hot lunch, numerous door prizes, goody bags and a 50/50 Draw.

Planned Activities for 2021

Registration: (9am till 9:30am)

Tea & Coffee and sweets (available from 9am till 2pm)

Vendors: ??? TBD

Hot Lunch: (12pm till 1pm) Roast Turkey, Roasted Potatoes, Vegetables, Bun, Coffee & Tea, Dessert with Ice Cream.

Show & Tell: (1:30pm to 2pm) Bring one (1) of your favorite rugs. After the lunch tables are cleared, you can place your rug on the tables and three People's Choice awards will be given ($30 for First, $20 for Second and $10 for Third prize). People's Choice voter tag will be in your goody bags. Also there will be peoples choice awards for the two best rugs from the pattern given out (use the 2020 patterns) for the 2021 Fall Fling.

Door Prizes: Draws will take place during the day (you need to be there to win), check your goody bag for ticket.