As if I need to start anything new!
WAFTA hosted Judy Stephens (from Adelaide) and Jo Franco (Perth) from Studio Blue, to run a one day workshop on hooking and prodding rugs. Now i know the difference! Hooking uses a crochet (like) hook to pull the fabric strip up, working from the front of the fabric and creating a looped surface. Prodding works from the back of the hessian and pushes the ends of the short strips of fabric to the front, leaving the blunt ends on the surface.
Check out Jo and Jud www.ausrugcrafters.com