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Hooked Creations NL

                     Winnie Glavine

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Proudly adjudicated by:

The Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador; and

The Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador 

Membership in:

RHGNL (Lifetime Membership Award) 

The International Guild of Handhooking Rugmakers (TIGHR)

Rug Hooking Guild of Nova Scotia (RHGNS)

Ontario Hooking Craft Guild


Professional Development:



Hooking Glass - Debbie Ballard


Quillie Class - Rebecca of Story Teller Wool 

3D Pumpkin - Donna Grudnik

Wild Animals - Susan Clarke

Tidal Pool - Ann Lucas

Shaded Zinnia - Pam Bartlett 



Braided Finish - Yvonne Iten-Scott

Hooking Your Pet - Charlie Dalton 

Landscape Imagery Anstasia Tiller 

Pointillism & Paint - Karen Miller 

Upping You Finishing - Jane Bridgeman

Technology and Rug Hooking Wendie Scott Davis

My Mother's Sayings - Susan Clarke

Fairy Garden Creative Stitches - Sue Perry

Hats -Jean Haley

Rug Punching - Simone     


Materials & Techniques-Karen D. Miller Studio

Jeanus Bag-Wendie Scott-Davis

Creative Stitches for Rug Hooking-Jayne Nevins

Poked and Proddy Wreath-Carole Adams

Design Your Own Rug-Jennifer Curran

Backgrounds for Mats-Susan Grant

Finishing Odd Shape Mats-Susan Sutherland

Tree Study-Ruth Downing


Introduction to Punch Hooking-E. Anne Inder


Introduction to Wool Felting -Deborah Rogers-Rideout


The International Guild of Handhooking Rugmakers (TIGHR) Triennial

Reeth, England

Grenfell Fashion -Joan Foster


Hooking Your Own House =Joan Foster



3D Trees -Marilyn Moore


Seascapes -Barbara LeDuc


Animals Brought to Life -Jon Ciemiweiz


Traditional Geometrics-Joan Foster


Pictorial-Lillian Dwyer


Animals-Joan Young


Tessellations-Linda Low (Deceased)


Portraits-Beverly Neville



Dyeing-Joan Young


Wild Women-Cecilia Charleton



Rosemaling/Basic Shading-Edie Cole


Traditional Newfoundland Rug Hooking-Ruth Chaffey


Beginner Rug Hooking-Venissa Fancey

How I Got Here

Giving credit to my mom and maternal grandmother for the ability to work with my hands in various forms of fiber art, I have found my niche using upcycled clothing to create beautiful functional art.

I've been honing my skills in rug hooking since 2003 when I took a beginner class from Rug Hooking Guild of Newfoundland and Labrador (RHGNL) Teacher Venissa Fancy at the annual rug hooking school hosted by RHGNL.

Having become an RHGNL certified teacher in 2012, I especially enjoy teaching beginner classes in the Traditional Newfoundland method using upcycled clothing.  While I use a variety of fabrics for hooking, t-shirt strips continues to be my favourite.


I have served on RHGNL Executive as Eastern Regional Director, Newsletter Co-Chair and Social Media Director.  I have been involved with two major projects for RHGNL.  Co-Chairing with Jennifer Button the Cupids Legacy Tapestry depicting 400 years of Cupids history and I chaired The Ronald McDonald House Hooked Rug Tapestry which raised $25,000.00 for Our House.  (

Retiring in December of 2015, I have turned my love for rug hooking into a full time adventure,  creating functional art for sale and teaching others to do the same through in-person and online workshops. 


Sentiments of some of my students: 

Fantastic course, learned so much!" Debbie, Holyrood

"Learned so much. Instructor very pleasant and enjoyable to work with" Mary, Holyrood

"Taking your class literally changed my life" Tracey, Alberta

Lots of positivity and feedback" Dianne, St. John's

"Helps me unwind after a tough nursing shift" Susan, St. John's

"Very relaxing craft, plan to use it in my self-care" Unnamed (PTSD)

'Never Without Our Mittens" a little story about my niche product

My Mother, Ruby, the second oldest of six, was born in 1922 and grew up during the ‘dole’ days about 20 kms outside St. John’s. She was just 7 when their father died, leaving the family nearly destitute.  At the ripe old age of 9, her brother Albert went to work as did their mother.  Ruby left grade 2 to care for her 4 young siblings, between the ages of 6 months and 5 years.

She often told the story how one Christmas they all got new mitts.  But, early in the New Year, their mother needed Mom’s and Uncle Albert’s mitts so she could trade them for flour at the local store.

I often wonder if it was this circumstance in her life that played a part in her ensuring that all 9 of us, our spouses and our children each got a new pair of mitts each and every Christmas.  Mitts we treasure even more now since she left us to be with Dad in 2005.

Mother once tried to show me how to knit these mitts on 4 needles, beginning with 2 stitches at the bottom and adding on as she knit her way to the wristband.  But, we both soon realized knitting was not going to work for me.

So, I began to hook mittens.  Mother used acrylic yarn where I choose to work with bright colors of Briggs & Little wool yarn. Mother knit mostly diamonds and ‘crazy’ mitts from left over pieces, where I like to add scenes from life around us.

I hope you enjoyed my little story. I appreciate you taking the time.

Winnie Glavine

Daughter of Ruby Rideout Delaney

Granddaughter of Florence Greenslade Rideout

                                                                         Waste Not, Want Not was a common saying in our home.  Reduce,                                                                                    reuse, recycle were not words mentioned in our home but were                                                                                          practiced on a daily bases.  My parents could do anything and very little                                                                            was thrown away - might need that later on for something. 

                                                                          Like my mother, I started making quilts from old clothing, at a young                                                                                  age.   Now, I add elements of rug hooking to quilting, turning them into                                                                              bags, using previously loved blue jeans, tee shirts, zippers and buttons.                              


Consignment pieces

I've taken on several consignment pieces over the years.  But the most meaningful so far was for the Town of Torbay when I was invited to submit a proposal for a hooked tapestry of the history of Torbay.  This turned into a labour of love for me.   You can read how the piece was developed here:  Town of Torbay

















In 2020 the City of St. John's, through their Art Procurement Project,

purchased "Looking Out"   This mat was inspired by the gift of a

vintage wooden window which was removed from a very old

house on the Bonavista Peninsula.   I'm a dog person but this

window called for cats sitting on the back of a couch looking

out the window.   Every household window in old St. John's

had a cat (or two) looking out the window as you walked by. 

It is hooked on burlap with a wide variety of fiber including

wool yarn, wool fabric, velour and tee shirt strips.



                                                                                     Exhibiting with Anastasia Tiller, Visual and Fiber                                                                                                   Artist of Lethbridge, NL in 2022, hosted by Trinity

                                                                                      Historical Society in Trinity, NL 





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                                                                                                                  Blue Jean Jackets re-imagined 

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