Fri, 25th September 2020


Willow Creek Rug Hooking presents patterns designed by Carol Shewan, Joani Newman and by special license from Penny Lane Publishing Inc., the designs of American folk artist Tonya Crawford. We are also pleased to announce that we are now presenting designs exclusive to Willow Creek Rug Hooking by native artist AJ VanDrie, patterns from Eaton's Department Store and now the wonderful work by Barbel Smith.

Design kits include pattern printed on linen in your choice of Traditional or Primitive Linen.



Patten is on linen suitable for a #4-8 cuts, a lovely pattern in Barbel's unique style. 




Pattern is printed on linen suitable for cuts #4-8



Sails by Barbel Smith


I fell in love with this painting and it now hangs in a special location in my house. Sails 15x22 on Traditional Linen

Barbel Smith paints the Canadian landscape in a style inspired by the Group of Seven, specifically Lawren Harris.

Patterns are produced under license granted by Barbel Smith.


Evening Path

Evening Path

Traditional Linen 14x20  

A fall scene from Barbel Smith, take a walk along the path among the beautiful fall colours.


Summer Dance by Barbel Smith

Summer Dance

15x22 on Primitive Linen

Barbel Smith takes her inspiration from the Canadian landscape much like the Group of Seven did, her style is reminiscent of Lawren Harris. 

I met Barbel on a studio tour and was immediately struck by the sweeping lines and bold colours that drew me into the paintings.

Patterns are procuded under license granted by Barbel Smith


Autumn Glow

Autumn Glow

One of the new patterns by artist Barbel Smith. Barbel gets her inspiration from the Canadian landscape and her style is reminiscent of Lawren Harris. 

The pattern is 15x22 on Traditional Linen




Primitive Linen- 16x22 

The latest pattern from Barbel  Smith, Windwept is one of my favorites bring to mind the pines of Georgian Bay.


Summer Sunflowers

A sunny summer sunflower pattern 12x30, would make a lovely table topper or runner.  The pattern is on primitive linen suitable for a #4 or wider cut. 

This is also available as a kit. 


The West Wind
The Jack Pine
Summer Shore Georgian Bay

Tom Thomson Patterns

The Tom Thomson patterns are available in 2 sizes 

12x 14 approx. and 18x18 approx. All 3 patterns are on linen suitable for a #4 and up cut. I recommend a #4-5 for the smaller ones and a #5-6 ffor the larger. 

The top picture is the West Wind, the second is The Jack Pine and the third is Summer Shore Georgian Bay.

Kits are available for all 3. email me for This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Small Patterns $55, Large Patterns $65

El Tigre

A new pattern on primitive linen, this is from a picture of one of the tigers at the Toronto Zoo. It was fun to do it in crazy colours but would be great in the natural colours as well.




Designed by Carol Shewan

18" x 30"

This pattern is a great way to use up those worms from other projects. 

Pattern is on Primitive linen and is great for textures. Each square is 6x6.



A new pattern on primitive linen in the West Coast style. This is a 19x19  pattern. I use a down filled 20x20 pillow form which fills the pillow out nicely.  The striking contrast of the red, white and black make a great statement. 

It is also available as a kit.