Current Events

Information about Rughooking events around Australia. 

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Workshops & Events


      Western Australia

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Kira Mead, the Accidental Rugmaker, will be teaching two workshops at the  Albany Summer School, West Australia.    Quillies 2nd-6th & Chain Stitch Hooking on 9th-13th.           Click here for  details.


South Australia

South Australian History Festival: Theme – “Transport”        Open Studio – 13 Old Bull Creek Rd, Strathalbyn, SA 5255

Weekends 6th/7th, 13th/14th, 20th/21st, 27th/28th

An Exhibition of hooked rugs and old SEMCO rug patterns, with Proggy “Have-a-go” demonstrations.  For times and more details  email  Judith email


The Happy Hookers will host a Small Hook Rug Workshop on

Saturday  May 27  10 am – 1pm at the British Hotel  80 Emu Bay Rd. Deloraine, TAS 7304

for information contact Joanne Wild  (03) 6368 1373



The 14th Stitched Up Textile Festival & Community Textile Exhibition; “Stitching a Story”  

 Gallery 2 at Wangaratta Art Gallery, 56 Ovens St Wangaratta

11:00am Sun 9 July

Australian Rugmakers Guild members, Bobby George, VIC &  V.Pres & Secretary, Maggie Whyte, ACT will be presenting The Story of Rughooking and demonstrating the craft – you are invited to “have-a-go”.  The Stitched Up Festival celebrates all forms of textile art & craft celebrating all forms of textile art & craft in and around Wangaratta in North East Victoria. E:

South Australia

Kym Jones Craft Fair   –  Adelaide Showgrounds

14th/15th July

For more details email Judith Stephens


South Australia    

Strathalbyn Antique Fair & Crafts 18th 19th August. 

For more details email Judith Stephens