if you are thinking of coming for a visit or a workshop, here is what you need to know

 Studio Hours are 9 am to 4 pm, Monday to Saturday Year Round

We are located at 33 Church Street, Amherst,
Nova Scotia, Canada, B4H 3A7  


We are in the heart of the downtown.

1-800-328-7756  or 902-660-3220    

Local Accommodations

With in a five minute walking distance of the studio:

The Regent 902-667-7676 Gwen, the inn keeper is also a rug hooker

Browns Guest Home 902-667-9769

Rhodes Ma0r Bed and Breakfast 1-877-660-3142

With in a five minute drive from the studio:


Comfort Inn 667-0404

Amherst Shore Country Inn  902 661 4800 ( half hour from town on 0rthumberland straight…beach front)


Country Stiles B&B 902-545-2769 (ten minutes outside of town near Nappan Experimental Farm)

Please feel welcome to visit the studio at 33 Church St. in downtown Amherst, right beside Mansour’s Men’s Wear.

We are open year round, 

Monday to Saturday, 9am to 4pm. 

Where is Amherst, Nova Scotia, and how do I get there?

Amherst is on the border of Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, in Eastern Canada. It is a warm , friendly town of about 10,000 people that is surrounded by the natural beauty of the Tantramar marsh and the Bay of Fundy.

If you drive fifteen minutes in any direction from the studio and you’ll see the sea coast. You do not need a car once you arrive in Amherst, there are accommodations and restaurants all with in a five minute walk from the studio.

Flying here is easy.

It is fifty Minutes from the airport in Moncton, New Brunswick, and 1 hour and fifty Minutes from the Halifax International Airport. 

Both Moncton, and Halifax, are easily connected from most major cities in Canada and the United States. If you fly you might want to rent a car and drive around a little bit while you are here.

If you plan to drive we are right off the Trans Canada Highway,  exit 3 from the highway takes you right downtown, on Victoria Street. We are located at 33 Church Street, just five minutes off the Trans Canada Highway. For those who prefer the train, the Via Rail Train Station is just two blocks away from the studio.

More about small town life in Amherst on my blog I write stories and post pictures about the community here. You can read about Amherst and get an idea about the kind of community you’ll be visiting


What you need to bring

  • your hook and frame
  • a selection of wool/materials you like to work with
  • a digital camera comes in handy
  • a sketch book, with unlined pages

Creativity and Rug hooking is a beautiful blend and it is the basis of all the workshops at my studio. We learn by doing, and experiencing, by sharing ideas in a supportive and fun environment designed for adult learners. My goal is to offer you a playground of ideas, and a rich creative experience in a studio environment.

To register, contact Deanne at 1 800 328 7756 or register online. Specify which workshop you want to register for in the comments section of the order form and we will confirm your registration with you. A $75 non refundable deposit is payable upon registration. Deposits are for the specific workshop you register for and will hold your place for that workshop. They are not transferable to other workshops, or studio supplies should you cancel.

A few pictures of sweet small town Amherst so you’ll know where you are coming. Amherst is known for it’s beautiful stone building. The downtown sell has a core of small family owned businesses. My husband has a beautiful men’s wear store next to my studio Mansour’s Men’s Wear, there is a spa across the street, and a big active YMCA just a block away. We have a local food store and deli, Manasseh, a chocolate shop, a family owned department store, a quilt shop, a jewelry store,  a florist and a deli all within a few blocks of the studio. There are lots of accommodations with in walking distance of the studio. It is a great little town to spend a few days.

There is an 18 hole professional golf course on the edge of town and three more with in an hours drive.
We are a fifteen minute drive from warm water swimming beaches.
Joggin’s Fossil Cliffs, a Unesco World Heritage Site, is a fifteen minute drive from the studio.
Amherst is situated on the Tantramar Marshes and this provides excellent hiking and birding.




3 thoughts on “if you are thinking of coming for a visit or a workshop, here is what you need to know

  1. Hi Deanne, my sister, Mum and I are taking a East trek in July. We want to include a visit to your shop on our travels. Is there an RV campground nearby you would recommend?


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