Category Archives: international membership rug hooking

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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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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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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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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Spring in Victoria

18 months to the Tri-Ennial – October 4-8, 2015 in Victoria, BC!  Enjoy the seasonal changes in Victoria/Vancouver; or around the world, follow along on the blog at British Columbia Magazine. Our newsletter HOOKING MATTERS will begin to feature Tri-Ennial … Continue reading

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Beginning our 20th Year

Celebrating rughooking by spreading the traditions around the world, individuals share their passions.  Twenty years ago in December 1994 friends gathered outside of London and formed The International Guild of Handhooking Rugmakers.  Joined as friends with a mutual interest; the … Continue reading

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Meet and Greet in Long Beach

Whenever two or more TIGHR members are around there is sure to be talking and instant friendship.  Add food and sunny Southern California in late September and the organization ends up with a dozen new members thanks to our great ambassadorship. … Continue reading

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In Celebration of Australian Members- January 26

Happy Australia Day to our past board members and all the rughooking enthusiasts throughout the continent.  While attending the Tri-Ennial, we exchanged small 4″ x 6″ mats with a theme of “The Sky’s the Limit”.  This gallery represents many of the Australians’ … Continue reading

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Video Interview – Why did you Join TIGHR?

For the first time, a video was created archiving several members participating in the Tri-Ennial in Australia. The questions asked were: Why are you a member of TIGHR? and What are you doing with rugmaking? Two versions were edited, the … Continue reading

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International Conference reviewed in Rug Hooking Magazine

The Jan/Feb 2013 issue of Rug Hooking Magazine has hit our mailboxes (postal and digital versions) and the bookstands.  Editor, Deb Smith who traveled to the Tri-Ennial in South Australia last Fall, reported on the event.  See an excerpt http://www.rughookingmagazine.com/article/tighr-triennial-conference-2012 … Continue reading

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