About Us

Jo & Judy at Genes

Judith and Jo viewing rugs handhooked by Gene Shepherd (USA – 2011)Judith Stephens &  Josephine Franco

Judith Stephens and Josephine (Jo) Franco

Rug Hooking Teachers & Fibre Artists, Board Members of the  Australian Rugmakers Guild and members of The International Guild of Handhooking Rugmakers

Judith and I have traveled extensively in the USA, Canada, UK and Australia to meet other rug hookers and research different rughooking techniques.

We have attended rughooking Conferences and workshops in the USA, UK and Canada and together were the Convener and Event Manager for the Triennial Conference of The International Guild of Handhooking Rugmakers  (TIGHR) held in  Strathalbyn, South Australia,  October 2012.

We are textile artists, experienced and accredited teachers of traditional rug making techniques, and designers of “Raggedyjays” rug hooking patterns.

Jo Franco

I live in Western Australia and Judith lives in South Australia –                            to learn more about our individual rughooking and fibre art experiences  click on  our name tab in the header.



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