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Canadian Greetings to World

In recognition of CANADA DAY –July 1, 2015 — the TIGHR Board members send greetings to our global membership and all exploring rugmaking techniques. Historical note: 2015 is the 50th anniversary for the Canadian flag design.  

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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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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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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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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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Traditional Style enjoyed in Norway

  The beauty of finecut rughooking is most evident in Oriental, Persian, and floral designs. Long time member Berith Myrvold, formerly of Toronto, Canada passed away on December 8, 2013 in her home country of Norway.  Her passion lives on … Continue reading

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Australian promotes rugmaking

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Australian Guild featured in Rug Hooking Magazine article

In the March/April/May 2012 issue of Rug Hooking Magazine, Jo Franco, editor and web administrator for TIGHR wrote about pulling together a continent of rugmakers with Judith Stephens and forming the Australian Rugmakers Guild AND bringing the International Guild of … Continue reading

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Beyond Rugs! Farnsworth Museum

The Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, Maine, USA has opened their second exhibition  focusing on the traditional techniques used in making rugs.  The approach in Beyond Rugs! was to introduce the contemporary direction this craftform is being lead.  Log onto http://www.FarnsworthMuseum.orgclick Beyond Rugs! for … Continue reading

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