Old Pueblo Rug Hookers is a Not-For-Profit Guild, Certified in 2000, from Tucson, Arizona.
The origins of rug hooking began in New England and the Canadian Maritime provinces in the mid 1800's. It was only natural that if they couldn't afford to buy the rugs shipped in from Europe, Colonial women would find other means to make their new homes comfortable. Using rags to make hand-hooked rugs was the answer.
The base of the rug was made from the burlap sacks that the livestock feed came in, and the fabric was any kind of cloth too old for wearing or making into quilts. The rag rugs were quick to make and it helped pass the time during the hard cold winters.
By the 1940’s rug hooking had become a well-established hobby in the United States and Canada. Its popularity continues to grow even today.
There is no fee to become a member of this Meetup website. Members may post comments, pictures, ideas, or discussions.
Old Pueblo Rug Hooking Guild does collect dues, however. Dues are $20 per year, based on the calendar year. OPRH will begin collecting at the Dec. meeting for 2014. To remain a member or join, new dues must be paid by our first meeting in February, 2015. Members who join mid year are charged half dues - $10. Everyone is welcome to come to a meeting ( the 1st Tuesday of the month) to check us out or hook with us. If you enjoy our guild and wish to continue, it is expected that you pay dues. OPRH sponsors several workshops throughout the year, and our dues help to cover the costs of those workshops and teachers.
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