Mon, 18th February 2019


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.

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.


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


Last Light by Barbel Smith

Last Light

Last Light by Barbel Smith is available on traditional or primitive linen, it will hook up beautifully in either cut. 

Approx. 16x22


Northern Sky

Pattern is approx 16x21 and is available on either traditional or primitive linen



Available in Traditional or Primitive linen. 15x22.




Aurora can be drawn on Traditional or Primitive linen, a lovely pattern in Barbel's unique style. 


Cathedral Light

One of the new patterns from Barbel Smith. Available on primitive or traditional linen. approx. 16x21




This stained glass pattern is printed on tradtional linen, suitable for cuts #3-#5. Simple yet elegant this is perfect for the bird lovers.

15" x 20"




A stained glass pattern of loons in the bullrushes. On primitive linen but can be special ordered on traditional.




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.



Dolly's Garden

16x22 on Primitive Linen. Traditional linen is available on request. 

This is a fun rug to hook, check out my blog for another version of her.


Eaton Pattern #250

Eaton Pattern #250

The Eaton's company purchased patterns from The Garrett company in Nova Scotia. We have a selection of patterns, reproduced with permission from Sears Canada who own the Eaton's trademark. Hooking an Eaton pattern is to hook a bit of our Canadian rug hooking heritage.

They are printed on primitive linen, but can be special ordered on traditional if that is your preferred backing.