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Stop Press 2016

Membership is now open for the International Guild of Handhooking Rugmakers (TIGHR). Please see www.tighr.net for all the details. The next Conference will be held in Reeth, England in Oct 2018, so put the date in your diaries. You need to join TIGHR now to attend. 

 

We will be continuing  to commemorate WWl through a voluntary project to create a poppy themed reading rug for Bradford Libraries in conjunction with the Libraries services. the proddy centre is now about three quarters finished, then there is the poem to hook around the proddy.

 

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Over 500 people, including many Bradford children have contributed to the rug so far. We are continuing our workshops with Bradford schoolchildren, and will also  be at the Bradford festival in July with the rug. We are also planning to take part in the “Threads of war” exhibition at the Bradford Mechanics Institute in July.

 

 

Letter from the Chair:

Welcome to our web pages. The West Riding Ruggers have been meeting for over 21 years. As well as Chairing the Group since Autumn 2006 I also write and edit  the web page each month. Our group  aims to both preserve and promote hand rug making. We use a variety of techniques including hooking and proddy, latch and locker hooking, knitting and crochet. We are a lively group with a few new members each month, and welcome new members. We are not a substitute for a days workshop, more a group of like minded individuals who like to share good practise and work together to develop our skills. Our meetings are a mixture of talks, short workshops, “sit and mat” and community projects, as well as a Show and Tell each month when Members share their completed rugs with the rest of the group. It is the photos from the Show and Tell sessions that appear on the monthly web pages. If you are interested in joining us please browse some of the meeting pages to get a flavour of our work. They are now organised so that you can scroll down through a whole years archive on one page.

A new venture for us is to put on our web page our meeting programme. So please look and see what we have planned for the next few months on our membership page. (Sometimes the scheduled event may need to be cancelled or rearranged due to ill health and we can take no responsibility for this occuring) and we also try and retain a certain amount of flexibility so that we can respond to  new interests/ events.

We also often contribute to a group project, for example the panel which celebrates the Bradford Industrial museum below, or the Queens Jubilee Bunting. We ask that members have an input into these projects, according to their skill levels.

We produce a emailed newsletter each month, both to document our activities, and also to remind members what to bring to the next meeting

If you are interested  in joining  us,  it is a good idea  to email us first via our contacts page please, so that we can tell you an appropriate meeting to attend.

Penny Godfrey Chair West Riding Ruggers

 

 

 

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Two years ago the group celebrated its 21st birthday with an exhibition at Bradford Industrial Musem called “A Rough Guide To Rag Rugs”. The lovely panels were designed by Chris Sherwin. You can see more of this exhibition in the following pages.

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