19th & 20th (Fri & Sat) Punchneedle with Bec Andersen
10:00am – 3:00pm
at 8 Griffith St. North Tamborine, Qld
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Wednesday 24th Feb. Rughooking for Beginners by Chris Noorbergen
Chris is offering a workshop at Korumburra, Sth Gippsland for Beginning Rug Hookers, no prior experience is required. Fun and fellowship guaranteed! 100% of workshop fees will be donated to charity. To read more ……..
Tools will be available for use during the class or for purchase, and can be purchased online from Chris’s etsy.com shop To read more about rug hooking in Victoria – click Chris’s name highlighted above.
Sunday 28th Feb. Locker-hooking with Judi Tompkins
Learn how to turn old sheets and doona covers into rugs for the floor, placemats and even small bags.
Judi has the tools and the backing available. Contact Judi through her website link for class details.
NSW: 4th & 5th The Milton Show
This year the Narrawilly Proggers will again be demonstrating rug hooking at the Milton Show and entering their work.
There are the 5 different rughooking categories. All rugs entered in each category will be shown along with the winners.
WA: Sunday 20th March 9:30 – 4pm
Lake Grace Regional Artspace, 25 Stubbs St, Lake Grace (Limited places)
Robin Inkpen will introduce you to Locker Hooking. Each participant will receive a placemat kit containing the rug-backing cut to a table mat size, a locker hook tool, a large needle, instructions and information sheets. There will be plenty of fabrics and yarn supplied to make your table mat. All will be provided and nothing for participants to bring to the workshop except their lunch. The value of the kit is $20 and included.
Early Bird (available from Feb 22 – Mar 2) $80 Full Price $90 Booking is through Eventbrite.
The workshop is in Association with the Lake Grace Regional Artspace and WAFTA’s Memory & Commemoration 2015 exhibition touring the South of Western Australia.
Lake Grace Regional Artspace, March 5 – April 4 2016 and Art/Geo Gallery, Busselton, April 9 – May 15, 2016.
READ MORE: news from WAFTA Talks, Workshops & Exhibitions.
Sunday 27th March – Shed Day with Judi
Bring your current projects – exchange ideas on rug hooking techniques and be inspired by others, at a free gathering for fibre enthusiasts. To contact Judi for more details, times & location, click here and leave a message.
WA: Friday 29th 10.00am to 1.00pm
Introduction to Locker Hooking at ….
Sew Gentle Era, 91 Hampton St, Bridgetown Tel: 9761 1490
Learn a creative way to use up your stash of fabric. A kit will be provided containing the rug backing cut to table mat size, a locker hook tool, a large needle, instruction sheets. Ample amounts of fabric and yarn supplied. Cost of kit is $20 payable at the workshop. Workshop fee $60. Book early, places are limited.
QLD: Sun & Mon 1st & 2nd 9:00am-5:00pm
Stop in, say hello and see Bec at work with her tufting gun. [Read more ]
QLD: Fri & Sat – 20th & 21st 10.00am-3:00pm
Rug Making By Hand with Bec Andersen at her studio
8 Griffith St North Tamborine, Qld, 4272.
Cost: $60/ $75. Tools: $35 each
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QLD: Fri & Sat – 27 & 28th 10.00am-3:00pm
Nalbinding with Bec Andersen at her studio
8 Griffith St North Tamborine, Qld, 4272.
Cost: $60/ $75. Tools: $10 each [ Read more ]
VIC: Sat 14th 10.00am-3.00pm
Hooked Rug Workshop with Chris Noorbergen at 21 Shellcotts Rd Korumburra. Click or tap this link to [read more] about the workshop and make a booking.
VIC: Fri 20th 1:00pm-4:00pm
Rag Rugs aka Proggy or Proddy with Chris Noorbergen atWonthaggie Neighbourhood Centre, Mitchell House, 6 Murray St. Wonthaggie, VIC Click or tap this link to [READ MORE] about the workshop and make a booking.
VIC: Sat 28th 10:00am-12:30pm
Proggy or Rag Rug Making Workshop with Chris Noorbergen 7 Westernport Rd, Lang Lang Click or tap this link to [READ MORE] about the workshop and make a booking.
WA: Sat 7th – Balingup Art & Craft Affair – Balingup
Robin Inkpen will be demonstrating rug hooking at
Balingup Jalbrook Alpaca Gallery, South West Hghwy, Balingup.
WA: Fri 20th 10:00am to 1:00pm
Rag Rug Workshop – Introduction to Rug Hooking
with Robin Inkpen, textile artist, at Balingup Jalbrook Alpaca Gallery, South West Highway, Balingup
Cost: $75, includes a kit containing everything you need to make a small mat and tea and coffee. Places are limited. Bookings to Balingup Jalbrook Alpaca Gallery 97641616 Email: email@example.com
WA: Wed 18th – Sun 22nd
Perth Craft and Quilt Fair
Come and meet members of the Guild at the Fair and see some of Kira Mead’s exciting new creations. For tickets, times and workshop details [ read more ]
VIC: Sat 4th 10:30am-3:30pm
All day hooky workshop, lunch provided, at the home of Chris Noorbergen.
for details email Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org
VIC: Tues 7th 10:30am-3:30pm
Proggy Rag Rugs with Chris Noorbergen Click or tap this link to [READ MORE] about the workshop or make a booking.
QLD: Fri & Sat 17th & 18th 10.00am to 3:00pm
Punchneedle with Bec Andersen at her studio
8 Griffith St North Tamborine, Qld, 4272
Cost: $95 / $105 – includes 400g wool and backing fabric to make one 35×35 chair pad. Tools $35. Please bring a pair of scissors and a contribution for our healthy communal lunch. Morning tea provided. [ Read more ]
SA: 17 June -2 September
Coorong Civic Centre 95-101 Railway Terrace, Tailem Bend
Judith Stephens has works on exhibit.
QLD: Sunday 24th
Spot Dyeing (Wool, Pantihose, etc) + Maybe some spinning
For those interested in a few new techniques…we’ll try some more dyeing (bark? spot? or more) and give you a chance to learn spinning or locker hooking – it may be a long day! Contact Judi Tompkins for more information.
SA 1st – 31st SALA Art Trail,
Rugmaking Exhibition at Stationmasters Gallery, Strathalbyn,
Strath Matters will have one whole room in the Stationmasters Gallery, by the railway station in Strathalbyn showcasing hooked and proddy rugs, plus those made by the Naalbinding method. There will be other items too, such as bags and baskets, all made with recycled fabrics and yarns. email: email@example.com
QLD Fri & Sat 19th & 20th Rug Makers Day Out
Need a kick start on a project? Treat yourself to some creative time out to refresh your skills, ask questions, share some lunch, throw something into the dye pot and use Bec’s studio.
Location: 8 Griffith St North Tamborine, Qld, 4272. Cost: $30/$40 [Read More]
ACT 3rd-25th Strathnairn Convergence
The Woolshed – Strathnairn
Sat 3rd Guild General Meeting
Sat & Sun 3rd & 4th Rughooking talks and demos
4th – 25th Rughooking Exhibition
December 4, 2014 International Hook-In-Day by TIGHR (The International Guild of Handhooking Rugmakers).
Rug Hookers around the world get together with friends for lunch or tea and bring along their fibre projects. Events promoting rug making techniques are planned in public spaces.
Visit the TIGHR website to learn more about this organization.
NSW Friday 2nd – a pre-International Rug Hooking Day event
The Narrawilly Proggers will meet at Miriam Millers Studio in Milton for their annual Fashion Show. Some of the donations of garments for rug hooking from a local Op Shop are saved and modelled before being auctioned for individual group members to purchase for their stash. Money raised goes to Heather Ritchie’s Gambia project. This is always fun and successful event. Contact Miriam for details.
WA Sunday 4th – International Rug Hooking Day
will celebrate this day at Cockman House, Wanneroo, demonstrating rug hooking & how to make proggy Christmas trees & decorations. Watch this space for times and more information about this event.