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December 4 Int’l Hook-In Day

Twenty years ago on December 4, 1994 the formation of The International Guild of Handhooking Rugmakers (TIGHR) was proclaimed in England.  In celebration of this anniversary and to further our mission statement “come together in friendship to share ideas, and … Continue reading

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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 Australia will be entering Spring on September 5 celebrating the 20th Anniversary … Continue reading

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Hooked Art 2014

 The Gallery, UConn, 1 University Place, Stamford, CT will be the site of an exciting collection of fiber art with hooking as one of many techniques.  Coordinated by Newtown Hooked Art Shows and curated by Liz Alpert Fay the opening reception … Continue reading

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Four years with this web format!

Wow!  It has been four years since Australians Jo Franco and Judi Tompkins and Susan Feller from the USA upgraded the static website to this new format at TIGHR.net .  Our learning curve was, as the TIGHR motto at that … Continue reading

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8th Tri-Ennial details coming together

New details for the 8th Tri-Ennial of TIGHR, October 4-7, 2015 have been posted on this site TIGHR.net/Our Tri-Ennials/ 2015 Victoria Daily events and the international session leaders are listed along with the host hotel site : The Inn at … Continue reading

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New Gallery Works

By searching through our members’ work on the private site we curated a new selection featuring original pieces from around the world.  Visit GALLERY and enjoy the variety.

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Canadians Celebrate Canada Day 2014

Enjoy a gallery of work by some of our Canadian members works representing nature in honor of CANADA DAY on July 1, 2014, the 147th anniversary of the British North American Act joining the Province of Canada with Nova Scotia … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name? a lifestyle? hobby? traditions? Contemporary?

Words influence the attitude one assumes when discussing their craft. Is it a profession, hobby, social/psychological/creative outlet? We are educating in casual conversation even with an initial title……. rugger, fiber artist, rug hooker, matter, hooker, textile artist, traditional rug hooker. … Continue reading

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Featured Artists

October 15-19, 2014 along with Roslyn Logsdon, Rachelle Leblanc, Alberta Canada and Peg Irish, New Hampshire USA will be the featured artists with their collections of fiber works during Hooked in the Mountains XVII at Champlain Valley Eposition, Essex Junction, … Continue reading

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Rug Hooking Reimagined

The Spring 2014 issue of Fiber Art Now features “rug hooking artists who are making strides on the trek toward gaining respect” in the world of contemporary art, according to author Trudi Van Dyke. Editor, Marcia Young has provided the … Continue reading

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