25th Rug Hooking Week set for Aug. 18-21 at Sauder Village

Press Staff Writer

        Recognized as one of the top rug hooking events in the country, Sauder Village is pulling out all the stops this year to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Rug Hooking Week.
        A celebration of this traditional craft, the 2021 Rug Hooking Exhibit. will run Aug. 18-21 at the historic village, located at 22611 SR 2 in Archbold.
        With expansive displays of hooked rugs, workshops, lectures, vendors and many special exhibits, Rug Hooking Week is again expected to draw thousands of rug hookers.
        “Our annual Rug Hooking Week celebrates the rich tradition of rug hooking while showcasing the fine craftsmanship of rug hookers from around the world,” said Kim Krieger, media relations manager. “As the largest rug hooking event in the country, this annual event includes a museum-quality exhibit in Founder’s Hall, a vendor market, creative demonstrators, and workshops – all set near the charming setting of Historic Sauder Village.”
        For four days, hundreds of rug hookers from across North America and overseas will be contributing their pieces for the exhibit in Founder’s Hall. Again this year, the exhibit will offer a display of hundreds of rugs in a number of categories including original designs, people and places, animals, geometric designs, fruit and florals, and mixed media.
        This year’s event will also include a number of featured exhibits highlighting talented artists and rug hookers. The David Galchutt featured exhibit will showcase original artwork created by this famous West Coast artist, along with amazing contemporary hooked art inspired by his work.
        Another highlight of the show will be the “Women’s Vote Centennial” – a collection of artwork and hooked suffrage posters celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment granting women the constitutional right to vote.
        The “Celebration Exhibit” will feature the award-winning work from this year’s international competition sponsored by Rug Hooking Magazine. This exclusive display will feature some of the best rugs in the country as well as around the world.
        Rug Hooking Week will also include a number of other special exhibits, guild exhibits, and a juried virtual exhibit featuring works from textile artists from around the world.
        The event also offers guests the opportunity to purchase supplies, kits, and tools directly from respected vendors specializing in rug hooking materials.
        Each day of the exhibit, there will be working demonstrators to watch and avid rug hookers available to share first-hand information about this traditional craft. In addition, a variety of rug hooking classes will be offered throughout the week, including a gallery walk and many other hands-on workshops. For more details, visit saudervillage.org or call 800-590-9755 to check class availability.
        In addition to enjoying the exhibit in Founder’s Hall, guests can also take time to visit the many craftsmen demonstrating their trade in places like the Spinning Shop, Pottery Shop, Tin Shop, Cooperage, Basket Shop, Weaving Shop, and Glassblowing Shop.
        The Walk Through Time Experience provides a chance to explore wigwams and a trading post at Natives & Newcomers and to visit historic homes, a log school, a barn, and beautiful gardens in the Pioneer Settlement Area.
        Visitors are invited to stop at the 1920s Main Street to take a peek at what’s playing on the big screen, buy sweet treats at​ the candy store, explore the grocery clothing, hardware and jewelry stores, visit the fire station, meet horses at the livery, and sip a chocolate malt at the soda fountain.
        There is also plenty of great shopping and free rides on the Erie Express Train.
        Sauder Village is open Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and closed on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays this season. Regular admission is $20 for adults, $14 for students (6-16), and free for members and children 5 and under. Tickets into just the Rug Hooking Exhibit & Vendors (for the day) are $12 and must be purchased in Founder's Hall where the exhibit is located.


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