Ruth Chaffey


Having taken her first rug hooking class from Linda Peckford in Lewisporte in 1995, Ruth became a captivated and avid rug hooker who has dedicated herself to the craft and most certainly to our Guild. She has served on the Executive since first joining, including serving as President for a number of terms and five years as our Guild’s Rug School Director.

Ruth is an active rug hooking instructor and is one of our local suppliers for rug hooking patterns and dyed wool fabrics.

Now retired from her career as a Licensed Practical Nurse, Ruth enjoys rug hooking more than ever. She has taken a number of courses in and around Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia where she’s learned from some of the best in the craft, Elizabeth Walker, Jeanne Field, Edie Cole, Germaine James and Jon Ciemiewicz.

Ruth particularly enjoys researching older traditional Newfoundland and Labrador rugs and reproducing them in hopes of keeping the designs fresh. She uses a variety of fabrics, depending on the piece, and enjoys the challenge of developing her own dye swatches to create the piece as she sees it. Ruth has exhibited her mats at various venues and has been fortunate enough to sell some of her pieces. An honorary life-time member of our Guild, Ruth is a never ending participant who has had her work commissioned to reflect the buildings of Battle Harbour and her son’s cat just to name a few.


  • Rug Hooking Guild Newfoundland and Labrador, Teacher Certification 2003