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.
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
A letter to the Guild from Jane McGown Flynn:
September 20, 2013
To All Members of the National Guild of PKM:
As you are aware, I have been deliberating for over one month as to who will replace the Editor of the Newsletter, Nancy Blood. Nancy has done two superb stints as Editor. She and Seth have been a wonderful team, whose act will be difficult to follow.
Following Northern Teachers McGown Workshop, I was processing names of potential candidates for the job. I had asked my three top choices and had been turned down each time. My family was visiting from North Carolina at the time and it was obvious to them I was struggling. That was when my daughter, Nancy Bass, stepped forward and offered to do the job. The Lord works in mysterious ways.
Nancy is young, 43, a stay at home mom of two teenagers, and she has time to devote to this position. She will not be able to attend workshops and rug schools, but she does have all the skills to produce the Newsletter.
Sooooooooo! It will be up to the membership at large, not just the officers, to send her information to be shared with other members. I will be sharing more recommendations in the Newsletters time goes by, but in the mean time I do ask that each and ever member respond to this request for your individual input to the content of the Newsletter.
Please direct all information to:
Nancy F. Bass
9896 Manor View NW
Concord, NC 28027
By the way, Nancy has grown up in the craft. She appreciates quality color planning, hooking techniques, and just about everything about rughooking. I know that she wants to add to the family legacy.
Most sincerely yours,
Jane McGown Flynn