Swap, Sell or Looking to find…

Members can submit short descriptions or photos of items they wish to sell or swap with other rug hookers. If you are having trouble finding materials, tools, frames or whatever….post your query and see if Guild members can help. Your contact information will be passed on to interested members.

If you have something you’d like to buy, sell or swap, please send the information about your item, a photo (as an attached .jpeg image) and your contact information to: rughookingaustralia@gmail.com

Please note that the Guild will not be responsible for any sales or exchanges that take place via this site.  That is the responsibility of the poster only and all submissions are posted in good faith.

For Sale :-

These frames and hooks are available for sale in Western Australia. For price – including shipping, contact Robin Inkpen by email    robin.inkpen22@gmail.com


Lap frame with grippers and extended work area (50cmx67)




Stretcher Frame (Miriam Miller design) 30cm x 65cm



Folding Lap frame – no grippers instead wooden bars to clamp on work area 35cm x 45cm



irish_hooks_fine_bent_medium__5mm_straightIrish Hooks, wooden handles pear-shaped/brass shanks: –  5mm (med) straight shank hooks, 5mm (med) bent shank hooks, 8mm (large) bent shank hooks, 3mm (thin) straight shank hooks.



Beginner’s hooks  $5 each


judi_tompkins_wool_blanketsPre-loved woollen Blankets:    Judi Tompkins has been collecting woollen blankets for 10 years and now has over 100 blankets. Time has come for her to downsize her “stash” so they are up for sale – prices range from $8/single, $12/Dbl, $22Q to $30K size.

If you don’t need a whole blanket Judi will sell halves. 

Drop her an email as she’s prepared to barter and swap  –   judi.tompkins@bigpond.com

Metal Gripper Strips

netherlands-gripper-strip-1Information has come in through a member aboutnetherlands-gripper-strip-3 Golden Fleece Carders in the Netherlands who specializes in carding cloth but also make gripper strips for rug hooking frames –  40inc  (101.6cm) long. They’ll ship just one strip, however 6 can be shipped for the same postage as one. Contact them  through their website,  Phone 31 6 11 265 098 or  email info@gfcarders.com      

Stand for Stretcher Frames

1_stretcher_frame_standGail Nichols (NSW) demonstrated how this stand works with a stretcher frame at the recent Guild Retreat in Strathnairn, ACT.

The Stand was made in Ulladulla NSW, if you’d like contact details for the maker, please email :- rughookingaustralia@gmail.com


Folding lap frame with metal gripper strips

RHarvie_Folding_Lap_Frame with_Grippers

This frame is available for sale in Western Australia.

If you are interested in contacting the seller please email:   rughookingaustralia@gmail.com

There is also a folding frame like this with grippers and one without available in South Australia – email:studioblue20@gmail.com

Folding lap frame with removal plastic gripper strips

Folding_lap_frame_removable_plastic_grippersMade in Western Australia  –Folding_lap_frame_removable_plastic_grippers_side_view

AU$80 + shipping & handling (domestic/intn’l shipping) email:  rughookingaustralia@gmail.com


For all those latch-hookers and locker-hookers looking for wide rug canvas;

Latch-hooking canvas from Elemental Artspace

Joanne Wild (TAS) advises that it is available at Elemental Artspace, 3 Emu Bay Rd, Deloraine, TAS,7304 (Phone0437057417)  130cm wide 3.75 count $36.40

Wide rug canvas is also available online from OZ Stitch [read more]

Locker Hooking: Robin Inkpen, (WA) advises 3.75 count mesh is the best for beginner locker-hookers as the locker-hook fits into it more easily. Below is Robin’s mat using locker-hooked sari silk.

Locker hook and mesh
Locker hook and mesh

Robins locker-hooking with sari silk

 Hooky & Proggy Rugs by Miriam Miller (NSW)

Proggy and Hooky RugsAn excellent book for beginners, with clear instructions for traditional hooking & proggy(proddy) and contains basics of design, tools, fabrics & finishing techniques plus project ideas & free patterns. It’s available in : –

NSW from Miriam Miller – email: narrawillyfarm@shoal.net.au

SA from Judith Stephens –  email: studioblue20@gmail.com

WA from Jo Franco – email: raggedyjaysdesigns@gmail.com

Hand-Dyed Wool  –   Fat Quarters

Hand_dyed_wool_fat_quartersKira Mead (Albany – Western Australia) is selling ‘Fat Quarters’ from woollen blankets which she hand-dyes to create her standing wool rugs (Quillies) – her contact details are shown in this image.

You can find  more images of wool for sale  on her Etsy Shop – https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/AccidentalRugmaker

Irish Hooks sold in Victoria; by Chris Noorbergen

“Rughooks for Missions” Irish_rug_hooks_from_Australia_to_the_world_rug_hooks_for_missions 

to read about Chris’s project and to see information  about the hooks she has for sale go to her Etsy shop –



Rug Hooks:


Anne Churches has locally made (Bendigo, VIC) rug hooks for sale – size of hook is 4mm. Anne says they fit snugly into the palm of your hand which is a great help if you have arthritic fingers –  these hooks can also be used for tapestry crochet.  For more information, email annesrugs@bigpond.com


3 thoughts on “Swap, Sell or Looking to find…”

  1. Hello Dear Fellow Ruggers,
    Would anybody like to sell a second hand rug hooking lap frame?
    I had a look online at the “Snap Dragon” frames, but with the cost of shipping from US to Australia it makes it too expensive.
    My contact is:
    Annette White
    Email: annette@samba.net.au


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