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Welcome to the National Guild of the Pearl McGown Hookrafters! If you aren’t new to the craft of rug hooking, you may have already heard of us, but if you are a new rug hooker, or just enjoy crafts, then come take a look at what Traditional Rug hooking is all about. On this site you will find links to the stores that sell supplies for rug hooking, and everything you will need for fine and primitive crafting.

You will also find links to the McGown guilds and schools around the world. This is the only site where you can actually find a teacher in this lost art and contact them by phone or e-mail address. By having the McGown certification you are assured that their expertise is proven and an accumulation of both experience and tradition.

Mission Statement:

The purpose of the National Guild of Pearl K. McGown Hookrafters Inc. is to educate and inform the public about the craft of rug hooking. We hope that you will enjoy exploring more information about the craft*. Questions, Comments, or Suggestions: Pearl K. McGown Hookrafters Guild Webmaster


To all my friends who know my hooking teacher, Floss Stillman.  It is never too late to begin that rug that you wanted to hook the first time you saw it.  Floss is 90 years old and she has always wanted to hook Nomad Runner. In the picture she is laying beside the rug to show how much she has done so far.   Every week when her group comes to her house one of the ladies takes a picture of how far she has gotten.  This picture was taken Saturday Feb 8th.  2014.  Enjoy!  To encourage her you can send an e-mail to