This Friday, December 4, is International Rug Hooking Day! Who knew? Right?!
I first heard about it last year. However, I think it has been around for over 20 years. It is about time!
What a great idea to take a day to celebrate our art!
What are your plans for honoring the day?
Can you meet hooking friends at a coffee house, or library?
If you work that day, can you bring in some of your rugs to show coworkers or hook on your lunch break?
I am planning to hook in a public place, as a way to share with the general public, the art of rug hooking. I have sent an email out to members of my Rug Hooking Guild in the hopes that someone will meet me at a neighborhood coffee house. What could be better than to sit, hook and visit for several hours while sipping tea or coffee and celebrating the day that honors our craft? Maybe I will put a little sign on the table that says, "Ask me about rug hooking!"
Most people know about quilting and knitting. Now, I mean no disrespect, but I am weary of folks thinking that what I do is similar to latch hooking. It truly is time to educate the public.
I know it is a busy month. Yet, please consider taking time to celebrate and share rug hooking!
I am curious, what are your plans for the day?