International Rug Hooking Day

TIGHR Logo RS 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.

Sunshine_Coast_Rugcrafters_End_of_Year_Lunch_Montville_QLDNo rug hooking took place, but just look at the inspirational surroundings.


Photos taken by Judi Tompkins

Also in Queensland

Bec Andersen, is planning a morning tea and a Bec Andersen - Gypsy Wanderings by the SeaRughooking 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

1 Narrawilly ProggersWhile 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.”

After_fashion_show_at_MiltonGarments are modeled by members of the group and sold in an unusual manner amid much hilarity.

Narrawilly_Proggers_Fashion_ShowFunds 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,

 Proddy_Christmas_Tree_2    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

Robins locker-hooking with sari silk
Robins locker-hooking with sari silk

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

Click here for a map – full details are available on the ARG Calendar of Events.

"Bitzer" Designed & Hooked/Prodded (incl. a range of techniques) by Judi Tompkins, Queensland
“Bitzer” Designed & Hooked/Prodded (incl. a range of techniques) by Judi Tompkins, Queensland

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)

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