News from the Australian Rugmakers Guild

In September 2016 the Australian Rugmakers Guild will be holding the Bi-annual Retreat, Meeting and Exhibition at the Woolshed at Strathnairn Arts Centre in Canberra,  Australian Capital Territory. For more details, see the Calendar page of this website.

Judy's hooked chook

The Australian Rugmakers Guild has made their first video, called Judi’s Folly – Chook On A Ladder. The Guild has shared it on YouTube. To see it, click on the link or go to


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.