Plein Air Hooking Artists provides a platform for hooked works created in the
plein air tradition to be shown in one setting, promotes rug hooking as an art form,
and encourages the study of light, color and nature.
We aim to stretch our talents by working on location and facing the challenges
brought with it. Hooking artists cannot dye materials on site, they must work with
the colors they have with them on location. Artists must also plan works that can
be completed in the limited time of an outdoor session, working against the time-consuming
nature of rug hooking.
Many of us work in other genres within the rug hooking world. Plein-air hooking
gives us a chance to experience and show our love of the outdoors in addition to
pursuing our studio work.