The first international communications between TIGHR members was conducted at the Sauder Village Rug Hooking Event. Coordinated by “web savvy” Judi Tompkins, Jo Franco and Susan Feller, five members of the TIGHR Australian Board were conferenced into the pictured group in Archbold, OH. While the noise level made actual hearing and speaking on the US side almost impossible, the logistics emboldened many to become SKYPE -ees. Plans are for a quieter place in the Sauder Heritage Inn next August.
Conference calls to non-attendees of the Tri-Ennial in Stralthalbyn, Australia such as this will connect our worldwide membership with the events in October of 2012. Visit www.tighr.net to learn more about The International Guild of Handhooking Rugmakers. Join and visit Australia from the comfort of your own home. Meet fiber artists from around the world talking about their version of rughooking.