Traditional rug hooking, used originally to create rugs for cold floors by recycling old clothing, is becoming a most popular craft. Originally done with mostly wool, today almost anything that can be cut into strips is being used ... even pantyhose and plastic bags. There is only one skill to be learned and tools required are very reasonable.
Getting started: First watch the video above. It is an interview with two knitters and will give you an idea of what is involved.
A Google search of the internet for Rug Hooking Guilds or Clubs will give you some direction in your area. In Simcoe County, you can contact one of the following groups who meet regularly welcome new members.
Huronia Branch, Ontario Hookng Craft Guild,
Orillia Sunshine Branch, Ontario Hooking Craft Guild,
Patchwork Rug Hookers,
By the Bay Rug Hookers