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Spruce Top Rug Hooking Studio

255 Main Street, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia B0J 2E0, Canada
(902) 624-9312
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Mahone Bay
Type: Art Galleries, Educational Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Our studio contains a wonderful collection of galleries featuring some of Nova Scotia's finest...
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Type: Art Galleries, Educational Sites, Cultural
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Our studio contains a wonderful collection of galleries featuring some of Nova Scotia's finest artists and craftspeople. It's located in a mid-1800's house on the main street in Mahone Bay. Spruce Top also provides a wide range of rug hooking services and sales.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Great little place to either just browse or attend a class. Excellent selection of products, but they are somewhat pushy on the selling.

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Dartmouth, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Arriving at Spruce Top Rug Hooking, you enter the shop through the kitchen door and, as I passed by the clothesline which had recently dyed fabric hanging out, it brought to mind a trip home. When I visited, the owner Carol Ann was in the kitchen dying wool in the sink. She showed me how she uses a specially made... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This economuseum in a historic house, delivers on the promise you will discover the traditional art of rug hooking. You can see demonstrations,buy supplies and kits and purchase absolutely gorgeous works from different artisans, styles and sizes. More importantly, you will learn about this very traditional craft that is very easy to learn but an art to master. Informative panels... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Great class, individual attention, learned a lot. A little heavy on the upsales of products from the store.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Lovely store with artisans actively creating. many works of different shapes and sizes to see and touch.

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Mahone Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Lots and lots of hooked rugs and that's good. I'm sure the women (I don't think any men are involved in the business) would love you to buy some of their work and it is all good. I hope you will support them. But, if it's advice you need, they have it in spades. How to dye wool, how the... More 

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Dartmouth, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

I come here whenever I go to Mahone Bay. I go to Mahone Bay just to go here. Great assortment of supplies and patterns and wools and help. Lovely!

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fredericton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We were in awe of the selection of materials and finished rugs, They are works of art. My daughter is beginning her Christmas sock.

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Rindge, NH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Amazing hooking pieces adorn the walls to purchase, many kits, hooks, fabrics to buy. She is a willing instructor if you don't know how to hook. It's like stepping back into the 1800's to go there....and you will love it.

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

We were so impressed with the rug hooking on display, the staff was helpful and friendly. My wife used to rug hook many many years ago, and the staff helped her pick out a wonderful kit to take back home and work on. Thank you for running such a Gem of a shop

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