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Rug Hooking Reimagined

The Spring 2014 issue of Fiber Art Now features “rug hooking artists who are making strides on the trek toward gaining respect” in the world of contemporary art, according to author Trudi Van Dyke. Editor, Marcia Young has provided the full article for this post. Click Fiber Art Now p40-45- rug hooking spring ’14

Congratulations to TIGHR members, Liz Alpert Fay and Michelle Sirois-Silver who are represented in the interviews with examples of their diverse work.

Lost Soul, by Liz Alpert Fay, CT USA
Lost Soul, by Liz Alpert Fay, CT USA

Liz creates spontaneous original works with such unusual things as shoelaces hooked onto a wire frame.  Her technique is what carries on the rug hooking tradition.

Decay, Michelle Sirois-Silver, BC Canada
Decay, Michelle Sirois-Silver, BC Canada

Michelle’s work has been impacted by her awareness of reclaiming and repurposing, using, in the Recovery Method series, hosiery seconds from Katherine Soucie’s clothing line.

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Eco Dyer, Yvonne Dalton from South Australia

Fiber Art Now Summer 13 Yvonne   TIGHR member and presenter at the 2012 Tri-Ennial in Strathalbyn, South Australia, YVONNE DALTON is one of seven international organic printmakers featured in the Summer 2013 issue of Fiber Art Now magazine. Yvonne speaks in the article “A very important consideration and obligation for me is to minimize my impact on the environment, as concerns of landscape are central to my art practice.”  The opening full page image of her banners flowing in the breezes on South Australia’s landscape emphasizes her philosophy.

Audience listening to Yvonne Dalton's presentation

  During the TIGHR presentation, in her quiet voice, Yvonne told her story and showed examples of cloth, garments and art objects made from the marked fabrics left in the elements for months.

She also assisted conference members in a workshop to create braided lanyards which closed the felted folders we made in another workshop. 

Yvonne Dalton Eco Dyeing

The following gallery shows Yvonne’s process in the groves of acacia and eucalyptus trees.

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New Fiber Art Magazine and Rug Hooking is featured!

Fiber Art Now Premier Issue
There is a new international magazine focusing on the multitude of Fiber Arts… FIBER ART NOW premiered this past Fall and will be a quarterly magazine.  Subscriptions and archival reports are available at
Rug Hooking was predominate in the first issue with a review of the Beyond Rugs! exhibit at the Farnsworth Museum in Rockland Maine by co-curator Mildred Cole Peladeau covering two pages and including several images of the contemporary works. 
TIGHR member Liz Alpert Fay was interviewed in her studio surrounded by work in progress and completed series.  The article is titled Coming of Age, Contemporary Rug Hooking Gets Its Day, by editor Marcia Young.
   Knowing the medium of our choice would be featured in the magazine, the TIGHR board placed an advertisement in the first two issues.  We look forward to seeing fiber enthusiasts perhaps at the Australian conference in Strathalbyn this October.