2018 Swaledale Triennial dates!

Full details of the classes on offer at the 2018 Triennial, as well as the costs and other helpful information, will be sent to members of TIGHR in the November 2017 edition of Hooking Matters. A little while after members get the information, it will be published on the Swaledale triennial pages of this website.

The 2018 TIGHR Triennial in Swaledale will run from Monday 8th October until Thursday 11th October 2018. The first event, the opening ceremony, will be held in St Andrew’s Church, Grinton, shown here in a postcard from 1910. There are a few more trees now but, fundamentally, Grinton still looks like this!


On the day after the closing ceremony and banquet (in a venue that will amaze and delight you…), Friday 12th October, an optional all-day mini Fibre-Fest trip will be available and, during the weekend after the Triennial, on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th October, several extra classes will be taught by visiting teachers of rugmaking. Further details will be made available in the November edition of Hooking Matters and, shortly afterwards and very briefly, on this website.


14 replies on “2018 Swaledale Triennial dates!”

We are interested in attending the 2018 Triennial..can you please advise as to the registration fees, contact information for registration and venues for both the events and the recommended hotels. We would require a room with two separate beds and an ensuite.

Thank you.
Naomi Levine and Susan Morin
C/O Naomi Levine
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

My friend and I are also interested in attending the 2018 triennial in Swaledale…..and would like information on registration fees and accommodations…. looking for a room with two beds and an ensuite.
Thank you
Sue Ashbourne
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Hi Sue.
We’d love to see you in Reeth in October 2018: please bear with us while we finalise the details…
You’ll have everything you need to make your booking at Easter 2017, and the first Newsletter of 2017 will be full of – well, News!
Communications Chair

Hi Roasario,
As I explained in the email I sent via Ning, I am unable to edit any member’s details. Only the member can do that.
As a compromise, I have sent an invitation to join to your new address. I have also edited your message (above) to avoid the possibility of attracting ‘spam’ to your new address.
With kind regards,

I am interested in attending the triennial in 2018. I am not presently a tighr member. If I join now, will that membership be good through the triennial dates, or will I need to join again next year?

Hi Christine,
If you join TIGHR now you will be entitled to come to the Triennial. We look forward to seeing you there!

I have had much trouble getting membership form to download so membership can be sent in. I am from the US and have moved to Germany. I would like to attend your triennial meeting and need hotel and other information since it appears reservations should have been made by Easter??? 2017. I would appreciate help. Thank you.

Hi Deb,
Don’t worry! I made a mistake when I said Easter 2017 – it should have been 2018, of course!
Please feel free to contact the membership chair for further details about joining.
Kind regards,


I just read about your 2018 triennial in the latest issue of Atha and would like to attend with my husband. Where would I find more information about this?

Thank you in advance,

Pat Seeberger
Madison, VA

Hi Pat,
We will be publishing full details of the Triennial events in the November issue of Hooking Matters. Shortly afterwards, full information will appear on the TIGHR website.
We look forward to meeting you and your husband in Swaledale – there will be events for non-participants too!

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