Rughooking in Australia

Australia Rugmakers at the Perth Craft Quilt Fair 2013

Australia Rugmakers at the Perth Craft Quilt Fair 2013

Here’s a lovely blog about rughooking in Australia. Wool, paradoxically, is less readily available there as almost all those lovely sheep fleeces are sent away for processing in Japan and Italy, I was told. So, alternative materials are very much the thing and creativity is HIGH!

Jo Franco, Australian rughooker, breaking the art vs craft barrier

Jo Franco, Australian rughooker, breaking the art vs craft barrier

Another post that fascinated me is about visiting rugmakers, addressing the perennial “Art or Craft” question. Can it not be both? We craft/create our rugs and mats with our minds and hands, eyes and fingers, and the creations can largely be classified as art. Here, Jo Franco shows her Totem pieces, at a Perth gallery.

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