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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.
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Beyond Rugs! Farnsworth Museum

The Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, Maine, USA has opened their second exhibition  focusing on the traditional techniques used in making rugs.  The approach in Beyond Rugs! was to introduce the contemporary direction this craftform is being lead. 

Log onto http://www.FarnsworthMuseum.orgclick Beyond Rugs! for details and to view an online catalog.  Several TIGHR members are included in the collection.

Liz Alpert Fay, of Conneticut delivered a talk and slide presentation featuring international fiber artists active today who are incorporating the traditonal techniques with uncommon materials and innovative designs.  RUGS ARE NOT JUST FOR THE FLOOR.