Each year for the past 22 years, Rug Hooking Magazine has published this book, featuring the finest rugs, narrowed down this year from a field of close to 200 entries by four respected judges, chosen for their expertise in the rug hooking community. Their task is daunting—to jury images submitted by the entrants and to evaluate the rugs based on color, execution, design and interpretation of design.
The results of the judging are presented on the pages of this year’s Celebration edition. These rugs represent “the best of the best” from this year’s applicants.
Order Celebration XXII here.
Join us as we continue our third decade of Celebration! We invite you to enter your best hooked piece completed in 2011 or 2012. The deadline for entries is November 30, 2012. We welcome all styles and sizes, from primtive to fine shading, from traditional to comtemporary. Please see the September/October 2012 issue of Rug Hooking Magazine for this year’s rules and entry information or click here for all of the necessary information.
Below are examples of the exquisite rugs featured in Celebration XXII. The first rug, With Closed Eyes, is 62" x 63", #8-cut hand-dyed and as-is wool on linen and was designed and hooked by Judy Cole of Shelburne, Vermont in 2011. Next, the Jumbo Star is 34" x 34", #7-cut wool and paisley on linen. It was hooked by Janet Griffith of Frisco, Texas in 2011. Janet used a pattern by Lib Callaway. The third rug is entitled Southern Leopard Frog and Tri-colored Heron. It’s 38" x 26", #3-, 4-, and 8-cut. It was adapted from a painting by Carel Pieter Brest van Kempen (with permission) and hooked by Judy Carter of Willow Street, Pennsylvania in 2010. The final rug is Animal Crackers. It is 22½" x 61", #8- and 8½-cut wool and paisley on linen. This rug was designed and hooked by Gail Ferdinando of Pittstown, New Jersey in 2011.
We hope you enjoy seeing these beautiful examples of the gorgeous rugs from Celebration XXII!