Header image is a detail from hooked and braided work by Kris McDermet

Women’s Hands Building a Nation
womens hands

This exhibition, commemorating Canada’s 150th birthday, is a collection of fibre art pieces celebrating women’s accomplishments and contributions to Canada’s growth as a nation.
For further details see
CALGARY: until February 28th 2017 at Galleria Ingelwood, 907-9th Avenue SE. Open Monday to Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
[NB Opening hours of later exhibitions not currently known]
EDMONTON: May 6th to August 19th 2017 at Alberta Craft Council, 10186-106 Street NW
SASKATOON: September 4th to October 29th 2017 at Western Development Museum, 2610 Lorne Avenue SK
MOOSE JAW: November 15th 2017n to January 29th 2018 at Western Development Museum, 50 Diefenbaker Drive SK
LETHBRIDGE: February 17th to June 3rd 2018 at Galt Museum and Archives, 502-1st Street, AB

ENDED August 20th 2016
20th Annual Sauder Village Rug Hooking Week, Archbold, OH
Hundreds of hooked rugs/art exhibited including Rug Hooking Magazine’s Celebrations; special themed collections; vendors; workshops; gallery talks
Coordinated by TIGHR member Kathy Wright

Check out Surface Design Associations’s calendar for up-to-the minute details on fiber global events

Celebration of Hand Hooked Rugs XXVI  sponsored by Rug Hooking Magazine.  Entries now closed Details online at  



ENDED December 31 Wonder of Wool at the American Textile History Museum, 491 Dutton St, Lowell, MA 01854




ENDED February 8, 2016  Home Economics: 150 years of Canadian Hooked Rugs at the Textile Museum, Toronto, Canada


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


web-size.jpgENDED December 4, 2015  TIGHR’s Anniversary Celebration.  Worldwide members reached out to fellow fibre artists (members or not), sharing our friendship through rugmaking via Skype, in person or by sending a note and sharing the excitement in being a member of The International Guild of Handhooked Rugmakers.  Rug Hooking magazine’s social media featured events up to and on December 4.


Mended Both Sides-3ENDED April 29 – May 28, 2016
Mended: 25 juried members from Surface Design BC & Yukon including TIGHR member Michelle Sirois-Silver at Place des Arts 1120 Brunette Ave, Coquitlam, BC


Other opportunities to view/read more about rughooking

Rug Hooking magazine digital and print subscriptions available at

Contemporary Hooked Rugs and Modern Hooked Rugs, Linda Rae Coughlin, Schiffer Publishing both available from author at

Design Basics for Rug Hookers, Susan L. Feller published by Stackpole Books

Finishing Hooked Rugs, Favorite Techniques from the Experts including TIGHR members Stephanie Allen-Krauss, Anne Boissinot, Susan Feller, Kris McDermet, Dianne Tobias, ; 2013 Stackpole Books available through Rug Hooking Magazine

Hooking Landscapes and Hooking Portraits, Anne-Marie Littenberg, published by Stackpole Books

Proggy and Hooky, Miriam Miller, Australia REVISED SECOND edition available by contacting author at

Preparing to Dye, 2013 and Prodded Hooking for a Three-Dimensional Effect, Gene Shepherd or visit

Rag Rug Creations Bloomsbury Publishers UK available May 2014 ISBN 13:9781408157565. Works by Rachelle LeBlanc, Alberta Canada included

RAG RUG MAKING (2003, 2007) and MORE RAG RUGS & Recycled Textile Projects 2011 Jenni Stuart-Anderson, Traplet Publications  available

Sculptured Rugs in Waldoboro Style, Jacqueline Hansen with Trudy Brown

Hooked Rugs Today 2004, Hooked Rugs Today 2006 (two volumes) and the Hooked Rugs Today 2008 Amy Oxford, Schiffer Publishing , contact Amy at or