Rug Hooking events are being planned across Australia to celebrate International Rug Hooking Day on 4th December
Rug Hooking Magazine will post photos and brief descriptions of rug hooking events from around the world on the RHM Facebook page. To accommodate different time zones the page will be monitored from 3rd to 5th December with images posted on the 4th December – USA time.
So send in your photos, even if it’s just you and a friend getting together to hook rugs or talk about rug hooking.
Judi Tompkins from Queensland will be in Western Australia giving a workshop (3D Rughooking) on the 5th of December (the 4th in the USA) so her group the Sunshine Coast Rug Crafters had their own special celebration ahead of time.
The group lunched at Secrets on the Lake, a rainforest resort, in Montville, Queensland, not far from Judi’s home.
Also in Queensland
Bec Andersen, is planning a morning tea and a Rughooking Show and Tell
on Friday the 4th December 10:00am – 12:00pm
at theTamborine Mountain Library,
Cnr. Main & Yuulong St
Works by The Happy Hookers are on exhibition.
Members of the public are welcome
RSVP Essential 55405473
While in New South Wales, the Narrawilly Proggers will be holding their annual “Fashion Show” on Friday the 4th of December.
This is a popular event held at Miriam Miller’s Rug Room. The Narrawilly Proggers receive donated garments which are cut up for rug making. Miriam says “All year we save anything unusual or interesting and the after the parade, some are used for rugs, others worn.”
Funds raised go to support Heather Ritchie’s Rug Aid – a rughooking school for the blind in The Gambia.
Visitors are most welcome on this day – for details of the event contact Miriam Miller Tel: (02) 4455-6870 or
In Western Australia, on Saturday 5th December,
the Wanneroo Rugmakers will hold their Saturday meeting in the main hall of Alexander Park Craft House, Cnr Elstree & Clyde Sts, Menora and will demonstrate various rugmaking techniques and Robin Inkpen will be visiting from Donnybrook
Invitations have gone out to Guild members and those who’ve expressed interest in learning about the craft, to bring their hooked creations for show and tell, or their rug making projects in need of help, and to share in a day of exchanging rugmaking and textile ideas.
Dont have a rughooking project to work on?
Frames will be set up and material available for you to try several different rugmaking techniques. Tools and kits for small projects will also be available for sale.
Bring your friends and join the fun
any time between 9:30am and 4:00pm
If you’re coming for the day bring some lunch for yourself – tea and coffee will be available.
The Hook-In is a FREE event
Judi Tompkins will be giving her 3D Rughooking Workshop in the adjoining Studio at Alexander Park Craft House. (click here for details of time and cost)