180 of the nearly 300 members have converged in Victoria, BC. Sunny weather, beautiful Inn at Laurel Point, colorful welcoming committee and instant friendships abound.
Our Meet and Greet included the exchange of friendship mats resulting in new friendships. The rug display includes the mats, special theme Emily Carr and her influence and a wide variety of techniques, sizes and designs.
Monday will be filled with workshops, panels, guided museum tours, meals and friends.
Registration begins this Thursday, January 8, 2015 for the 8th Triennial of TIGHR to be held in Victoria, BC October 4-7. The Triennial will be upon us before you know it. Excited? Looking forward to face-to-face meeting with your online friends? Register beginning January 8.
For those who can write a check in Canadian dollars or acquire a bank draft in Canadian funds complete the registration form and submit your payment and form with a postmark beginning JANUARY 8.
IF you will be paying using the online options of a Credit Card or PayPal account the payment process opens on January 30. BUT you are encouraged to still fill out the form with your choices of workshops (up to three), and any of the panels and/or excursions you are interested in and MAIL IT IN beginning January 8 also. Circle the $400 member’s fee (and guest fee if applicable) and indicate on your form you will be paying online as of January 30.
The postmarks will be used to prioritize assignments of workshops. You will be emailed when your form is received.
September brings changes in family routines. The rughooking community is gearing up too with exhibits, celebrations, shows, and gatherings around the world. Check out our Calendar on TIGHR.NET
Australia will be entering Spring on September 5 celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Narrawilly Proggy Rugmakers with a tea and reunion at the Rug Room in Milton, NSW.
The Strathalbyn RugHooking EXPO October 11-12 will be the third time workshops and exhibits fill the town in South Australia.
The United Kingdom can be a destination all Fall with the Knitting and Stitching Shows popping up around the Kingdom. The largest is October 8-12 in Alexandra Palace, London where Jenni Stuart-Anderson will demonstrate rag rugging, recycling into mats.
Wool Festivals are in a variety of communities in Great Britian, Cilla Cameron can be found at a few and co-coordinating the Reeth Retreat with Heather Ritchie in the Yorkshires mid September.
In the United States October 15- 18Hooked in the Mountains, Essex Junction Fairgrounds, Vermont exhibits hundreds of hooked art pieces, special features of Rachelle LeBlanc and Peg Irish’s work
October 25- November 29 Hooked Art 2014 at The Gallery, UConn, Stamford, CT will be the largest collection of contemporary hooked art curated by Liz Alpert Fay and sponsored by Newtown Hooked Art Shows
Culminating the excitement is December 4 The International Hook-In Day celebrating TIGHR’s 20th Anniversary. Call up a fellow fiber friend and go out for lunch, tea or a chat with your rughooking. Demonstrate at a local library or community center. Set up an exhibit of hooked work in a gallery. Promote rug making around the world. Use our site for background information and links. TIGHR.NET
Wow! It has been four years since Australians Jo Franco and Judi Tompkins and Susan Feller from the USA upgraded the static website to this new format at TIGHR.net . Our learning curve was, as the TIGHR motto at that time said ” The Sky’s the Limit”.
Thank you Jo and Judi for problem solving and great ideas. A reminder to TIGHR members, this site is a reflection of your international talents and features work and articles submitted to our Editor and on our private site’s photo gallery. Keep uploading images and contributing to the groups. Hope to meet many at the Tri-Ennial Oct. 4-7, 2015.
We plan to have descriptions for the presentations and online registration posted under Our Tri-Ennials/2015 Victoria which will be another first, making attending from ‘Down Under’ or ‘Over the Pond’ easier than before. Twenty years old, The International Guild of Handhooking Rugmakers looks toward the future using cyberspace to connect with members.
Daily events and the international session leaders are listed along with the host hotel site : The Inn at Laurel Point, Victoria, BC. Return to this page and the others which will be added describing sessions in detail along with the registration process.
Members receive the first notices describing the session projects and opportunity to register through our newsletters. We hope you review this information and decide to JOIN The International Guild of Handhooking Rugmakers for the long term. This triennial event is only one of many benefits of joining.
The new Board is based out of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and is headed by Sheila Stewart. Meet our Board Under the Membership tab. We all welcome this new region and look forward to exploring the Western Provinces and Territories with input from the Pacific Coastal United States too. 2015 will be another adventure in friendship as we meet at the Triennial.
We have posted a pdf for the Conference and one for the Expo classes on the public website www.tighr.net. 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.