Thursday, 21 July 2016

Friday, 15 July 2016

The International Guild of Hand Hooking Rug Makers

The International Guild of Hand Hooking Rug Makers TIGHR
As a member you are invited to create your own page on the TIGHR website, including photos of work, to network with other members worldwide and to join the creative opportunities posted. Universal conversation, friendship and encouragement are welcome!

Our mission: The International Guild of Handhooking Rugmakers is a global organization of creative people who come together in friendship to share ideas and to explore different techniques of the art of rugmaking using a variety of fibres.
In 2018 the members conference will be held in Reeth North Yorkshire UK. If you would like to take part please join TIGHR now by going to . The fee is £45 for 3 years. You can also follow on FB The International Guild of Hand Hooking Rugmakers.

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Rug Patterns

3 fun patterns all of them are suitable for hooking or prodding. The patterns come with an extra 4" border making it easy to put on a frame or extend the border slightly. I have added images of the completed rugs to inspire you. Cherry Pie and Mad March Hares are prodded and Chicken Spots is hooked. 

Cherry Pie 20"x39" on Hessian £14.50plus £3 p&p UK 

Mad March Hares 28"x44" on Hessian £14.50 plus £3 p&p UK

Chicken Spots 21"x26" on Hessian £14.50 plus £3 p&p UK

Tuesday, 12 May 2015


Learn lots of dye techniques to transform ugly duckling material into beauties!. Simple dye techniques make fabulous jewel coloured pieces that are exciting to hook, prod or punch with. £60 per person includes some material and dyes.

October 24th, 31st
November 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
December 5th, 12th,19th
at the Rug Studio Oxton 9.30 -12.30pm Fee £6.50 per session (includes tea and coffee) time to work on your rug or start a new project. Not for beginners as this is a group not a teaching class. Please email to let me know you would like to come and join us. Choose the dates that suit you or you are welcome to come every week.

November 12th
Hooky and Proddy 
Try Traditional Rag Rug Making  see workshop information on the right hand side

2017 dates available soon
Punch Hooking Workshop at The Rug Studio. Punching is a fun and easy technique using yarn and/or material. If you are a yarnaholic there is no better way to use your yarn stash to create beautiful cushions, hangings and rugs for the floor. Punch needle rug hooking is a fast and easy craft to learn. In this fun class you will learn all the basics while working on a small piece around 8" square that may be used as a trivet, wall hanging or table decoration.
Templates will be traced for a quick and easy design. Learn all the skills required to make larger rugs. 9.30am - 3.30pm £59 per person

B&B available in Lowdham at Cockerbeck Cottage where Cath looks after you very well and loves having Rug Makers stay from all over the world. There is a train station at the bottom of the village about a 5 minute walk to Cockerbeck Cottage. I can pick up and drop off at the B&B or the station on the day of your workshop/s.

Lowdham is a 5 minute drive from my studio.

There are other B&B's locally  I send a full list with receipt once workshops are booked.

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Punch Hooking

Punch Hooking
by Cilla Cameron 
( Certified Oxford Punch Hooking Teacher)

Punch Hooking is an easy technique, it hooks yarn like a dream plus a great selection of material. If you find hooky and/or proddy a strain on your hands or wrist then try punching its a fabulous way to make small hangings or larger rugs.
Workshops dates are being arranged at the Rug Studio. If you are interested in joining a workshop the next date is October 29th 2016 email Cilla at
or go to

Amy Oxford's website has a fabulous video about Punch Hooking and also some good information about the size of Punch hooks take a look

Thursday, 29 November 2012

My Studio at Oxton

This is where it all happens, workshops, hooking, prodding, dyeing you will see I have a ginger helper too he's waiting for the class to start!

Thursday, 31 March 2011


There are two ways to proddy one with a prodder (below) and the other with a spring hook (see further down).
To proddy with a prodder you work from the back of your rug making a hole with your prodder and prodding the end through catching hold with your other hand. Leave 5 threads for thick material or 4 for thinner material and make a hole and prod the other end through. Go back into the last hole and prod the next peice when you have finished your rug turn it over and to admire your work!

Yorkshire Barn Proddy Mat

How to use a Spring Hook If making a proddy picture mat thick wool fabric is perfect it gives your rug body and cutting your peices 2"long x 1/2" wide allows the peices to stand up firm keeping the picture in shape. For other designs you may prefer cutting the peices 3" long x 1/2" wide. If the material is thin as in cottons cut them 3"long x 1" wide
Gather 5 threads onto your hook (see above)

Squeeze handles to open and place material in the jaw release handles and pull material through .

Go back into the last hole you will have two pieces of material in one hole and continue as above.