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All good things end

Last day of the 8th Triennial.  Excellent coordination by board, wonderful friendships formed by 182 members, more workshops, lecture about Emily Carr the rughooker/treasured artist, fibre demonstrations. The Gala Dinner with featured speaker Robert Bateman whose message was “be authentic … Continue reading

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Day 3 Triennial

The triennial continues with more workshops, a panel discussion “Approaching a Design”, luncheon speaker Vancouver textile artist Michelle Sirois-Silver, General Meeting, evening lecture “Colour” by Gene Shepherd, rug exhibit take down. Acceptance of new board headed by Heather Ritchie, based in … Continue reading

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Monday at Triennial

Breakfast for all was delightful, off we went to workshops, excursions including a  private viewing of select Emily Carr rugs and twined pieces and the Robert Bateman Gallery , panel discussions (videoed for our archives), lunch together and more of … Continue reading

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Portraits gather in Gallery

TIGHR members’ work were reviewed to create the new gallery theme PORTRAITS at TIGHR.net/gallery   Countries represented include Australia, Canada, Spain, the United Kingdom and United States. Juror Lori LaBerge describes the process in her statement: “The jurying process can … Continue reading

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Triennial Registration Opens Jan 8

Registration begins this Thursday, January 8, 2015 for the 8th Triennial of TIGHR to be held in Victoria, BC October 4-7.  The Triennial will be upon us before you know it. Excited? Looking forward to face-to-face meeting with your online … Continue reading

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Members write for Rug Hooking Magazine

The November/December issue of Rug Hooking Magazine includes several articles by TIGHR members.  See excerpts of these along the left sidebar of their home page www.RugHookingMagazine.com Ask the Experts…. Shirley I. Bradshaw, Nova Scotia diagrams the elegant finishing technique of … Continue reading

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Busy Week Ahead

It is countdown time this week anticipating December 4 and International Hook-In Day. We have listed many plans on our special Calendar page Dec 4 Hook-In and you can read about some of the events in the November 22 blog … Continue reading

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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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