Rug hooking with a difference

Recently the Yarra Valley Rugmakers Group showed an interesting video on their blog of a rugmaker, Meg Little, who lives on the USA Eastern Seaboard and creates rugs using an electric tufting machine. It’s great video – click the following link and take a look

Also mentioned is Bec Andersen, a member of the Australian Guild, who creates rugs using this ‘electric’ tufting technique, as they say “taking punch needle rug hooking to a different level”.

Bec hosts a rug hooking group who meet regularly at her studio in Mt. Tamborine, south of Brisbane in Queensland.  She also gives workshops in traditional rug hooking and various rugmaking techniques and works in the community on textile projects. You can contact Bec by email at

Below is a video showing Bec using this tufting technique and creating the

“Wishing Chair”

The Wishing Chair was featured in the Australian Rugmakers Guild News and TIGHR’s Hooking Matters a few years ago.  It’s amazing to see her breath new life into a dilapidated old chair left by the roadside for a rubbish pick-up.


Bec Andersen “Rug Wishes” from Thor Andersen on Vimeo.

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