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Main Exhibit 2022

for Rug Hooking Week 2022
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Main Exhibit overhead shotEveryone is invited to submit rugs in the Main Exhibit.

Pre-registration is required in one of the following categories: 

Hooked or Punched (must be flat & hangable, unframed or framed):

  • Animals / Birds / Insects 

  • Fruit / Floral 

  • Orientals / Crewel / Geometric 

  • Originals... designed & hooked by the same person  

  • People / Places / Pictorial

Main Rug Hooking Exhibit 2021 - overhead photo

Fiber Art:

  • Braiding - three or more fiber/cloth strips are twisted into braids, then sewn or laced into a shape.

  • Felting & Needle Felting – Felting-the activity of making wool or other cloth into felt by rolling and pressing it and using hot water. Needle Felting - a small amount of wool is stabbed repeatedly with a felting needle, pulling the fibers together, to create a form or sculpture.

  • Fusion – fiber art that includes more than one medium/technique, such as: hooking, punching, braiding, needle felting, proddy, punch needle, punch hooking, quilling, ruching, shearing, wool appliqué, etc. It may also incorporate a variety of materials, such as: plastic, ribbon, paper, wood, yarn, fabrics, etc.
  • Punch Needle – working from the back, the punch needle tool pushes thread or embroidery floss into the fabric, creating loops of various heights on the front side.

  • 3-Dimensional - fiber art of any technique or combination of techniques which is multi-dimensional such as: footstools, purses, clothing, dolls, pillows, make-do’s, tea cozies, jewelry, fiber art journals, etc.
  • Wool Applique - ornamental needlework in which pieces of wool are sewn onto a large piece of fabric to form pictures or patterns. Another name is Penny Rug – which uses the same technique, but with coin shapes.

Main Exhibit of Rug Hooking Exhibit at Sauder VillageRegister your rugs starting on March 30th.

Rug Registration Note: ADAPTATIONS - If the design of your piece is an adaptation, reference this in the "interesting information" about your rug on the Rug Exhibition Registration form and register the piece in the category best fitting for the design. Adaptations are not to be included in the "original" category.