This video was presented during the inaugural virtual Hook-in 2019

Global Rug Hub Video and Webinar

Created and produced by the Global Textile Hub team in Australia, Kira Mead, Jo Franco and Judi Tompkins,

connected like-minded craftspeople and artists around the world,

from a gas-lit cottage by a windswept tarn on the edge of the Lake District National Park in Cumbria north of England

to Rug Hooking Week at Sauder Village, Ohio, USA and beyond.

Susan L. Feller (seated) Judi Tompkins, Jo Franco and Kira Mead (on screen)

Rag rugs … fabric time-machines linking ancient craft contemporary art and futristic technology.

Coils and rugmaking?

Are you wondering about my last post showing some of the coils made at a workshop on May 29th, and just how they relate to rag or hooked rugs?

It is a technique used by Judith Stephens in the creation of many of her hooked wall hangings as you can see below.

Judith facilitated a workshop to make the small silk coils at an International Conference of Rugmakers in South Australia in Oct 2012.


Let the river run.

The ties that bind

The ties that bind

This is a tote bag pattern ananananananananananananananananananananananananananananananananananananananananananananannn

Coil Workshop



Below are some of the sari silk & wool coils completed today at a workshop held at Menora, Western Australia.


If you missed the chance to attend and would like to learn how to make these coils to add to your rugmaking projects,  go to the Kits and Designs page for more information.