New Season, New Events

September brings changes in family routines. The rughooking community is gearing up too with exhibits, celebrations, shows, and gatherings around the world.  Check out our Calendar on TIGHR.NET

Narwilly Ruggers of New South Wales, Australia

Narwilly Ruggers of New South Wales, Australia

Australia will be entering Spring on September 5 celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Narrawilly Proggy Rugmakers with a tea and reunion at the Rug Room in Milton, NSW.


The Strathalbyn RugHooking EXPO October 11-12 will be the third time workshops and exhibits fill the town in South Australia.


Village Ladies Matmaking by Heather Ritchie, Great Britain   Original design hooked recycled and dyed fabrics wooden hooks attached

Village Ladies Matmaking by Heather Ritchie, Great Britain Original design hooked recycled and dyed fabrics wooden hooks attached

The United Kingdom can be a destination all Fall with the Knitting and Stitching Shows popping up around the Kingdom.  The largest is October 8-12 in Alexandra Palace, London where Jenni Stuart-Anderson will demonstrate rag rugging, recycling into mats.

Wool Festivals are in a variety of communities in Great Britian, Cilla Cameron can be found at a few and co-coordinating the Reeth Retreat with Heather Ritchie in the Yorkshires mid September.


In the United States October 15- 18 Hooked in the Mountains, Essex Junction Fairgrounds, Vermont  exhibits hundreds of hooked art pieces, special features of Rachelle LeBlanc and Peg Irish’s work

October 25- November 29 Hooked Art 2014 at The Gallery, UConn, Stamford, CT will be the largest collection of contemporary hooked art curated by Liz Alpert Fay and sponsored by Newtown Hooked Art Shows Fumiyo and Mr. Kangaroo 


October 24-30 24th Annual Rug Hooking Exhibit, Chinzanso Hotel, Tokyo, Japan coordinated by Fumiyo Hachisuka


web-size.jpg  Culminating the excitement is December 4 The International Hook-In Day celebrating TIGHR’s 20th Anniversary.  Call up a fellow fiber friend and go out for lunch, tea or a chat with your rughooking.  Demonstrate at a local library or community center.  Set up an exhibit of hooked work in a gallery.  Promote rug making around the world.  Use our site for background information and links.  TIGHR.NET

Forty friends off to eat

Forty friends off to eat

It is not too early to make financial and calendar plans for the 8th Tri-Ennial of The International Guild of Handhooking Rugmakers to be held October 4-7, 2015 in Victoria, BC Canada.


Rug hooking Canadians in all provinces hold exhibits, guild meetings, and workshops search Canadian Rug Hooking.

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