48 days, 11 hours, 49 minutes until 2017 Biennial.

Click Here to register for the 2017 ATHA Biennial

Starting Saturday, February 25 at 10am EST

If you try and access the registration before 10am you will see an access denied message. This is because the registration is not turned on yet.


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Volunteers Needed to Help During the ATHA Biennial in Cleveland

As we look forward to your participation in the ATHA Biennial, please complete the form below if you'd like to volunteer onsite at the event in Cleveland, Ohio!
There are a variety of tasks needed. You will be matched up to a task based on your availability and skills.

We are asking for you to volunteer in four-hour time blocks. Check your calendars!
Once all forms are processed, you will be contacted by the committee chair that you are paired with for your specific assignments and times to report.
You are a valuable part of the biennial.

Click on the link below to fill out the form.




The LAST day to sign up for the Biennial is August 25, 2017! 
There are still open classes! 


  After Hooking Comes Braiding with Kris McDermet, Christine Manges, & Dianne Tobias - Saturday


 3D Pumpkins and Corn with Sarah Guiliani - Saturday


 Jack Be Nimble with Cheryl Bollenbach - Saturday


 Jack O'Lamb Punch Needle with Angela Jones (please email WRRH119@gmail.com about this class) - Friday


 Mixed Media Sheep with Gail Dufresne (please email WRRH119@gmail.com about this class) - Saturday


 Pictorial in a Day with Marjorie Duizer - Friday


 Teacher Training with Cynthia Norwood & Gail Dufresne - Friday



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ATHA stands for the combined talents, creative energy and resources of over 4,000 fiber artists across the globe; and exists to help people express themselves through fiber art.

Let ATHA start you on your personal creative journey today...ATHA leads the way in providing resources across the globe for everyone who has an interest in rug hooking—whether you just pulled your first loop or have been rug hooking for years. We truly believe the creativity of our members with their broad and diverse experience will inspire you. This creative energy is what keeps ATHA members abreast of the latest ideas and resources available for this art form. This large pool of resources gives everyone the tools they need to be a part of this grand tradition of self-expression.

As a creative member of this global community you will be a part of

  • Bimonthly Color Magazine, Art of Rug Hooking
  • Biennial Conventions
  • State of the Art Website
  • Two Regional Rug Schools
  • Global Workshops
  • Regional Rug Shows
  • Regional Rug Challenges
  • 70+Local chapters
  • Largest Lending Library of Hooking Related Resources

With over 4,000 members, most likely there is an ATHA chapter or member in your community!

For More Information. . .Click Here to Download the ATHA Brochure

Creative community is the most unique and greatest benefit of ATHA membership. 

This opportunity is to be a part of a local ATHA chapter near you. Over 70+ ATHA chapters are in existence today and more are being started all the time. The chapters form this creative community by having regular meetings, special programs, educational resources, public shows and hook-ins. Check the map on this page and see if there is an ATHA Chapter near you.

Once you become a part of the ATHA community, you will be amazed at the wealth of information and encouragement each ATHA chapter and the magazine, Art of Rug Hooking provides its members. We hope you will attend a local ATHA meeting in your community so you can experience firsthand the creative talents of our members.

If there is not an ATHA chapter in your area, that does not mean you cannot be a part of this exciting community.  By joining ATHA, you become a part of the worldwide ATHA community and get the bimonthly magazine, Art of Rug Hooking and can connect with members worldwide. 

ATHA is the Association of Traditional Hooking Artists. . . Join Us and Get Hooked!

Click Here to read about the history of ATHA.

ATHA Chapters

Find your local chapter.