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The Sky’s The Limit

Every three years our board changes.  The current host country is Australia, with officers spread out all over the vast continent.  Hence they chose the slogan, “The Sky’s the Limit” encompassing our worldwide network of rugmakers.

We are using images from around the world in our header photos.  As you visit a page or post, learning more about TIGHR, you may see a skyline which one of our members either sees daily or has visited.
Below are the images and a description .  Just another way to meet our great members.

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TIGHR … why join?

TIGHR…. began by invitation in 1994 and we extend an invitation today to you.
Visit our Membership Page after you have become familiar with us.

The International Guild of Handhooking Rugmakers welcomes anyone interested in rugmaking techniques and networking with fellow fiber artists worldwide.  Our membership grows through word of mouth best, so let this be our voice to you… roam around the site, visiting our pages and perhaps decide to join using our membership form.  The private on-line discussion site we have developed is filled with talkative groups ranging from ATC’s (Artist Trading Cards .. small works of art), to details on travel to Australia, the site of our next conference.  In between are groups on dyeing fabric, equipment and terminology used worldwide; historical research; and some new ones.  Members post images of their work, and talk to each other from their own pages.

Our other continued contact with members is the quarterly newsletter Hooking Matters, edited by Jo Franco in Australia, each issue includes reports from all parts of our membership.

We consider this organization unique within the rughooking groups for its innovative online connection; futuristic approach to conversations and actions; tri-ennial conferences each with a unique structure because of the Country the Board is located in; and members’ directed evolution.  It has grown, but remains basically: Friends sharing ideas and work with fibres worldwide.