Meryl Cook

Meryl Cook is a local rug hooker and author of One Loop at a Time, a story of rug hooking, healing and creativity who is exploring the use of contemporary rug hooking as a healing art. She began hooking in 2009.  Meryl has been teaching her Hook a Healing Mat workshops at NSDCC since Fall 2016.

Meryl worked in the health profession as a homeopath for over 20 years, but it wasn’t until she faced her own health wake up calls that she understood at a bone deep level what it truly takes to heal. 

During her recent recovery from breast cancer, Meryl began writing and designing a line of mats to document the dragonfly process of healing as an opportunity to transform, adapt, find joy and dig deeper into her emotions.  She uses a unique process of writing on the linen around her design to highlight the inspiration for each mat.  The original design being used for this workshop is from this series, called Love Letter. 

Come and learn the story of how Meryl has made fibre and rug hooking a part of her healing journey.