Return to the roots of this craft

TIGHR Logo RSWelcome to TIGHR’s Hooking Matters !

You’ve been invited by the Board of

The International Guild of Handhooking Rugmakers, (TIGHR)

                            now based in the UK

                                      to read about their initial plans for the next three-year term (2015-18)

                                       in the first edition of their members newsletter –  Hooking Matters Vol 23 Issue 1

The TIGHR mission statement reads:

The International Guild of Handhooking Rugmakers is a global organization of creative people who come together in friendship to share ideas, and to explore the different techniques of the art of rugmaking using a variety of fibres.

This image  “Admiring the rug” says it all  –


Admiring the rug (39” x 32”) was designed and hooked by Membership Chair Diane Cox, who says ….

“I designed this rug to show the enjoyment in showing your latest rug to a friend, over a cup of tea, while it is rainy and grey outside! Hooked and prodded it with a mix of recycle fabrics on hessian.”

The newsletter contains interesting articles, and the images of the scenic Yorkshire Dales, will make readers who hail from these parts, and those of us who have already visited, long to return.

Want a membership form  and having problems with the one attached to the newsletter ?You’ll also find a membership form on the TIGHR website



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