Get connected to other rug hookers via the internet

I am reminded today that most of us think about our rug hooking mainly in terms of the physical guilds, camps and exhibits we attend. But the internet is opening up a new way to connect to other rug hookers, to share experiences, and to learn.

I thought I would just collect some information in this post about some of the internet groups I have been involved in, especially given that it is the New Year and resolutions are in the air.

Perhaps you want to be encouraged to finish one of those UFOs under your bed? You might find support by joining the internet rug group WORKS IN PROGRESS or challenge yourself to work on it at least ten minutes a day by joining the TEN-MINUTE RUG CHALLENGE.

Or maybe you want to make 2010 the year you learn to do some of your own dyeing? The PALETTE DYEING group might help you meet this goal.

Maybe you want to learn to sketch but have some anxiety about it. Heidi Wulfraat is facilitating the SKETCH BOOK SESSIONS for rug hookers.

Phyllis Lindblade has created a rug hooking merit program which was featured in a recent ATHA Newsletter. The program challenges participants to expand their skills and awareness in a number of categories. You can join the MERIT PROGRAM online.

Ever wanted to hook an abstract but don't know where to begin? Read about the 2010 ABSTRACT RUG CHALLENGE just starting on the Rug Hooking Daily page.

Or maybe you have an idea for a rug class you want to teach but need an audience? Would you consider facilitating an internet rug camp on the subject? Consider becoming a facilitator. Contact Heidi Wulfraat ( who organizes the rug camps on Rug Hooking Daily.