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Rug Hooking Down Under

The old craft of rug making heads in a new direction

By: Jo Franco

Unnamed, 8.27" x 5.9", punch hooked with yarn on canvas. Designed and hooked by Rowan Rovere, Midland Western Australia, Australia, 2011. 

Australian rug hookers secured a new direction for the future of craft when TIGHR agreed to hold their 2012 triennial conference October 15–19 in Strathalbyn, South Australia. Bringing the conference Down Under was the dream of Jo Franco and Judith Stevens.

This article is from the March/April/May 2012 issue. For more information on our issues, check out our issues page.


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