The Hooked Rug Museum of North America is in Queensland, Nova Scotia (Canada) and a wonderful resource, full of the nearly-lost history of hooking rugs and many beautiful rugs to admire.
The International Guild of Handhooking Rugmakers (TIGHR) is as it sounds, an international group of rughookers who interact mostly in the virtual world and meet triennially… 2015 in Victoria, BC!
December 4th is International Hook-in Day, declared by TIGHR.
“The International Guild of Handhooking Rugmakers began December 4, 1994 in London, England with a group of international friends who decided to establish a world wide group involved in rug making. DECEMBER 4, 2014 is our 20th Anniversary and the first International Hook-In Day“. Did you celebrate our resourceful, artistic traditions with fellow rughookers? Please share photos and stories if you did! MARK your calendars for December 4th, 2015!
The Association of Traditional Hooking Artists (ATHA) is a US based network of rughooking guilds and groups. However, Canadians and international rughookers also are welcome.
For some history on rug making in America, visit the National Guild of the Pearl McGown Hookrafters.
Rug, right, is Paving Stones by Ilka Landahl of Australia, an original design.