2021 Triennial has been cancelled and replaced with On Line Courses !

Our theme is Oceans Away !

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.
Watch for further information about courses to be offered and registration deadlines.


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.


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Hooked Art 2014

The Gathering by Rachelle LeBlanc
The Gathering by Rachelle LeBlanc

 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 is Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 1-4 pm.  Click the link for The Gallery  to find directions and hours.  If unable to attend and meet the artists who will speak about their process, the show is up through November 29, 2014.

The following 18 artists contributed fifty-five pieces- (TIGHR members are in GREEN with sites hot linked)

Liz Alpert Fay, CT Mary Jane Andreozzi, RI Marilyn Bottjer, NY Molly Colegrove, NY Linda Rae Coughlin, NJ Gail Dufresne, NJ Susan L. Feller, Augusta, WV Leslie Giuliani, CT Tracy Jamar, NY Beth Kempf, CT Lori LaBerge, NC Rachelle LeBlanc, AB, Canada Lara Magruder, CA June M. Myles, Elkins, WV Constance D. Old, CT Alice Rudell, NY Michelle Sirois-Silver, BC, Canada Missy Stevens, CT

Here is a preview of the show from our TIGHR participants.

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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 and New Brunswick as CANADA

These images were curated from our private site’s*** Gallery of members’ works.

***The site is a unique membership benefit which allows members to post images, participate in specialty groups, list events and send messages to other members.  All of our newsletters are available online along with our constitution and educational handouts. See Membership Form for more reasons to join.



Access Registration forms easily on

We have posted a pdf for the Conference and one for the Expo classes on the public website  See the page: 2012 Tri-Ennial, click and scroll through the calendar listings for the event of interest.  Click and print the highlighted registration material.  Remember you must also be a TIGHR member for attendance at the Conference.

But anyone is welcome to select workshops during the Strathalbyn Expo October 20 and 21, 2012.  Hope to see you there.