Meryl’s first book One Loop at a Time, a story of rug hooking, healing and creativity, (December 2016) is the story of her reinvention through creativity following a life altering illness. Her second book One Loop at a Time, The Creativity Workbook (November 2017), shares tools for beginning the process of self care, reinvention and turning inside for answers through journaling and sketching.

  • One Loop at a Time, a story of rug hooking, healing and creativity


    The first book from contemporary rug hooker Meryl Cook. This book documents the seven healing mats that Meryl designed and hooked as a way of processing her experience of healing. The book is filled with practical, powerful tips for readers to begin their own creative, healing journey.

  • One Loop at a Time, The Creativity Workbook


    One Loop at a Time, The Creativity Workbook will give you simple, practical tools to begin to move forward and engage your creativity through writing and sketching. The Creativity Workbook is filled with writing and sketching prompts, delicious, close up photos of my healing mats (including some new ones!) and the original sketches from my journal of each mat. Warning: it will inspire you and leave you wanting more! Put on the kettle and start your creative journey now.

Where can I purchase Meryl’s books?

Besides on Meryl’s online shop, her books are available on and

In the Halifax area, you can find Meryl’s books at the Designer Craft Shop, Atlantic News and Bookmark II.

Further afield, they are also available at NovelTea Bookstore in Truro, Ewe-nique Boutique in Oxford, River House Rug Hooking Studio in Petite Riviere, Encompassing Designs in Mahone Bay,  TideWater Books in Sackville, NB and Baa Baa Bundles in Merrickville, Ontario.

What people are saying about One Loop at a Time

I received this review recently and it made my heart sing.

“Meryl, I have just finished reading your wonderful book, this is the most thoughtful and clearly written book on spiritual healing that I have read. It is a Blessing from heart to heart.

I had no idea of the journey you have been on these last three years, now I will be guided by your 10 commandments along with my own heart centering where I place my hands upon my heart and say ” this is where heaven melds with earth, mind with body and soul with vast spirit. This is the center of healing presence, compassion and unconditional love.”” J.R.