A gilli-hook is a traditional Nordic knitting device used to fasten a ball of yarn on the left shoulder so that a knitter can be productive amidst other activites.



Located in Calgary, Alberta Canada, the Gilli-Hook Heritage Knitters Guild is a collection of individuals with a variety of interests, experience and focus, yet each member displays a fascination for the craft.

The guild was formed on June 20, 1991 with a group of five founding members and has grown to about 100. We are an incorporated non-profit society under the jurisdiction of the Alberta Societies Act.

The Gilli-Hook Heritage Knitters Guild

Our mandate is to preserve the art of knitting as a tradition and to encourage one another to develop as a crafts person through the exchange of ideas, the sharing of skills and the development of a fine art with limitless possibilities.

In November 1995, our members submitted entries for an official logo for our guild. The winning entry is pictured here, and has remained our logo.