Our studio in North Kingstown, Rhode Island is open for Retail sales.  The hours are most Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays 10-2. Please call ahead if you are making a special trip to be sure we will be there.  Come visit!!


Laura Kenyon and Debra Walland 

We are the Seaside Sisters, yes, biologic sisters, who love the art and craft of traditional rug hooking  and want to share it. We are the caretakers of Jackye Hansen's rug patterns to keep her traditional art available.  We also design contemporary patterns and kits.

We got started by visiting Jacqueline Hansen in her home studio in Maine for a week to take our first rug hooking class.  That was in 2006. Here's a photo taken then.


Laura Kenyon, the "Northern Sister", keeps the place going.  She is a master rug hooker and teacher. She received her teacher certification  from the National Guild of Pearl McGown Rug Hookrafters and is presently their Vice President. She teaches regularly in her home state of Rhode Island, South Carolina, Maine, Massachusetts, and Florida.  Laura is a two-time finalist in "Celebration of Hand- Hooked Rugs" as well as being published in Rug Hooking Magazine and in Janet Conner's Magnificent Rugs (2019). She is a member of ATHA, Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild, and the McGown Guild.  Currently, her rug "They Danced with Scarves" is touring in "Fairy Tales" exhibit curated by Robin Rennie.

Debra Walland is known as the "Southern Sister" because for the first 15 years of the company she was living in South Carolina. She has recently moved home to Rhode Island. She is still the southern sister. She lives in South Kingstown, and Laura lives in North Kingstown. Her rugs  and articles have been published in both the "ATHA magazine" and "Rug Hooking" magazine.  She also has contributed to Designed by You: Ideas and Inspiration for Rug Hookers by Tamara Pavich (2018), Hooked on Words by Ellen Banker (2018), and Janet Conner's Magnificent Rugs (2019). She is a member of the  American Craft Council, ATHA, and Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild, and McGown Guild. Her rug designs are contemporary, fresh, and whimsical.

Our studio space is chock full of finished works, works in progress, supplies, and joy.  This is where we teach most classes. We are open to the public most Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, 10 til 2.    If you would like to make a special trip to visit us, please call ahead.. The studio is number 111 in the Mill at Shady Lea in North Kingstown, RI.  The mill and surrounding area is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places as a well-preserved mill district from the 19th century.

Jacqueline Hansen

We started our company by offering the pattern collection of Jacqueline Hansen, an esteemed hooked rug historian, teacher, and designer in Scarborough, Maine.  We were honored to be the caretakers of the marvelous body of work.  Most recently, July 2022, we are pleased to announce that the classic Maine patterns are returning to their home state.  Judith Hotchkiss (wool@judithhotchkiss.com) has the archives and will be offering the patterns again soon.


The Eastwood School of Fiber Arts

In 2019 Anne Eastwood retired from directing the SCRUB Hooking Camps which she had in Florida since the 1960s.  She asked us to continue her work, so we are now co-directors of her "camps". She is our Director Emerita. What an honor that she chose us!  The school had been at the same location in Sebring, Florida prior to 2019  We are making plans to offer more sessions at various locations. The emphasis is on rug hooking, but we will be adding other textile and fiber arts

Honoring Anne Eastwood

Contact information is the same as for Seaside.  Check the bottom of the page.  Also on the Home page menu is all the current details and registration for the next sessions.

 Questions, Comments, and Challenges?

 We welcome questions and challenges and offer help in searching for something special. Yes, You will talk to a real person.  We love to hear from you! 

Email us photos of your finished piece.  If you wouldn't mind that we put them on the Facebook page or add them to the website, please say so.   Otherwise, we will contact you for permission.  Try to get us a good quality photo of fairly high resolution for the website. - but it doesn't have to be professional quality, Just try to get it as square as possible and get the whole rug in the photo in good light  And please send it as a .jpg attachment.

It is always helpful to other customers when there are reviews on the products.  Please add a review on the page. Even a criticism in a comment will help another rug hooker as well as letting us know we have a problem.

Occasionally, life isn't perfect. If you have a problem or would like to return a product please let us know. 

To Contact Us:

 Feel free to contact us through the form on this page or call to reach us directly. We are also on Facebookand Instagram Messenger  but it may take a little longer for a response.  

Facebook page:  Hooked, Line and Sinker Rug Hooking Club group page has lots of interaction with our customers and friends.  We also have the Seaside Rug Hooking Co. page with more details about our patterns and a small boutique of our most popular patterns and supplies to buy directly from Facebook. And we are on Instagram  Seaside_Rug_ Hooking_Co...

The Eastwood School of Fiber Arts Facebook  page is where you can find more  information and updates about the school.  You are also welcome to use the contact page here to ask about the school.


Mailing address:  133 Old Tower Hill Rd., Wakefield, Rhode Island 02879  (US)

Studio: The Mill at Shady Lea, Studio 111, 215 Shady Lea Rd., North Kingstown, RI

Email:  Laura@rughookseaside.com, or seasiderug@gmail.com

Telephone:  (401) 932-6994