Collector’s Cards

Collector’s Cards were introduced during the first US term from 1997-2000. They were a way to meet twelve members over three years from the host country. In the beginning the cards were mailed each quarter to TIGHR members around the world to share a glimpse of each artist’s work and story. As the world went digital many boards began to include the cards in the online newsletter. The last set was created and distributed in Hooking Matters by the Reeth, UK board in 2018. If you have time, grab a warm beverage and scroll through some wonderful TIGHR history!

A special thank you goes out to Susan L. Feller for her diligent research and efforts to fill in the gaps on the early cards. As you will notice, some are still missing, if you have any information please reach out to me at communications@tighr.net

Victoria, BC, Canada (2012 – 2015)

Laura Pierce

Collector Card #59

Garden Azeri (28″ x 54″, wool on linen)

Gene Shepherd

Collector Card #58

Pickering Oak (#8 cut wool strips on linen)

Val Flanigan

Collector Card #57

Oliphant (#4 cut hand-dyed strips on linen)

Sunny Runnals

Collector Card #56

Red Cedar (55″ x 35″, #6 cut wool strips)

Sara Judith

Collector Card #55

Synergy (freeform design using worms & a creative, open mind)

Val Gavin

Collector Card #54

Starfish Parade (#6 & 8 cut strips on burlap)

Wendy Halsall

Collector Card #53

Snaw-Naw-As Welcomes Tribal Journey (30″ x 60″, hand dyed fabric)

Michele Wise

Collector Card #52

Dolls

Michelle Sirois-Silver

Collector Card #51

Love, Decay, Repair Series – Repair 1

Strathalbyn, Australia (2009-2012)

Jo Franco

Collector Card #50

Aquarius

Jane Bassingthwaigthe

Collector Card #49

No One Outshines You

Maggie Lucas

Collector Card #48

Strelitzia

Maggie Whyte

Collector Card #47

Maggie’s Magpie Visitors

Marion Nefiodovis

Collector Card #46

The Vine Patch

Wendy Davis

Collector Card #45

Ying and Yang

Judi Tompkins

Collector Card #44

Guardian Angel

Judith Stephens

Collector Card #43

Miriam Miller

Collector Card #42

Untitled

Ilka Landahl

Collector Card #41

Bark

Joyce Emery

Collector Card #40

Mathew’s Owls (48″ x 30″, new & recycled fabric on hessian)

Louisville, Kentucky (2006 – 2009)

Iris Simpson

Collector Card #39

My Goat Obadiah (25″ x 34″, wool strips & roving on linen)

Anne-Marie Littenberg

Collector Card #38

Purple Mountains Majesty (14″ x 15″, various plied threads on rug warp)

Amy Oxford

Collector Card #37

My Lion In The East (9″ x 7″, wool yarn on monks cloth)

Suzanne Dirmaier

Collector Card #36

Cock of the Block (48″ x 36″)

Stephanie Ashworth-Krauss

Collector Card #35

The Way Home (20″ x 20″, #4 cut wool strips on rug warp)

Linda Rae Coughlin

Collector Card #34

Walking On Eggs (15″ x 17″, new & recycled fabric strips hooked on linen, machine and hand embroidered with gold chain)

Susan L. Feller

Adapted from work by kim robertson

Collector Card #33

Nurturing Friendship (36″ x 24″, needle felting, shirring, hooking and applied beads)

Nancy Jewett

Collector Card #32

Swamp Boogie Nights (43″ x 39 1/2″, hand-dyed wool by artist, purple plaid moon and black as is)

Charlotte Price

Collector Card #31

Pyramids (22″ x 32″, Fumiko Yamatato Design, all dyed texture materials The House of Price Inc.)

DiFranza Designs

Collector Card #30

Morris Cat (18″ x 34″)

Tenby, Wales (2003 – 2006)

Germaine James

Collector Card #29

Memories (All fabric from family members clothing, married together using dark blue from a coat)

Cilla Cameron

Collector Card #28

Goat Cart (28″ x 20″, hooked on hessian, hand-dyed nylon hose)

Sybil Mercer

Collector Card #27

The Welsh Dragon (Motif for 2006 conference in Wales, design by Brian Collins)

Louise Creed

Collector Card #26

Louise & Lewis Making Rugs (Hooked in recycled materials)

Unknown

Collector Card #25

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Rhona Scott

Collector Card #24

Baby Seal (Wall hanging hooked in a variety of textured recycled materials. A white bead for one eye and tinted thread for the whiskers)

Unknown

Collector Card #23

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Unknown

Collector Card #22

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Unknown

Collector Card #21

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Unknown

Collector Card #20

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Diane West

Collector Card #19

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Lewis Creed

Collector Card #18

Baby Scarecrow (Rug made of recycled materials)

Unknown

Collector Card #17

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Unknown

Collector Card #16

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Unknown

Collector Card #15

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Margaret Kenney

Collector Card #14

Lottery Cottage (Hooked & prodded using multi fibers)

Toronto, ON, Canada (2000 – 2003)

Jeanne Field

Collector Card #13

Leaf Rug

Jacqueline Hansen

Collector Card #12

Maine Coast Scene (Maine scenic waldoboro displays the raised motifs in the border)

Jill Kempe

Collector Card #11

Azeri of Bermuda (The motifs represent life in Bermuda, its architecture, flora and fauna)

Hedore Gionet

Collector Card #10

Coat of Arms

Ann Hallett

Collector Card #9

The Sheepish Grin (Ann is a multi-media artist with a passion for sheep)

Pat O’Neill

Collector Card #8

Entente Cordial (Pat is an English textile artist working out of Normandy France)

Unknown

Collector Card #7

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Massachusetts, USA (1997 – 2000)

Birgit Mertens

Collector Card #6

Swedish House (Hand cut recycled fabrics on burlap)

Berith Myrvold

Collector Card #5

Joan Lindsay

Collector Card #4

Jeannie’s Rug (54″ x 34″)

Fumiyo Hachisuka

Collector Card #3

The Blue Birds of Happiness (65″ x 52″)

Carol Harvey-Clark

Collector Card #2

Sheepish (20″ x 30″)

Mary Sheppard

Collector Card #1

A Chicken In Every Pot