A previously unidentified hand-sewn rug has tentatively been recognized as the work of Otha and Blanche McDonald of West Virginia. After reading
Northbrook, IL—Rug Hooking Magazine author and designer Gene Shepherd visited the Ampry offices this week to film beginner videos with Rug Hook
Northbrook, IL On August 17-20, Ampry Publishing’s Rug Hooking Magazine attended the annual Rug Hooking Week at Sauder Village in Archbold,
Ampry Publishing is a sister company of Prime Publishing LLC, a publisher of eNewsletters, websites and social media in the Craft, DIY, Lifestyle and Cooking niches. We drive active, relevant customers to your website and store for product purchase. We promote new product, tools & supplies, catalogs, videos and more. Meeting at the intersection of information and engagement, and powered by innovation, the Ampry Publishing brands span digital websites, e-mail newsletters, social media, magazines, books and DVDs.
Meet Our Brands
Rug Hooking Magazine – Rug Hooking magazine is published five times per year, and is available in some book and craft stores, and by subscription. Our goal is to provide high-quality articles and photographs about the art and craft of rug hooking, and how-to articles on techniques and projects. We are the only four-color publication that is devoted entirely to this unique fiber art. And with tens of thousands of rug hookers reading the magazine, no publication gives you greater access to the artists themselves. Whether a reader’s interests lie in traditional patterns, primitive styles, or original designs, Rug Hooking provides how-to articles on planning, dyeing, shading, and hooking. Instructional articles are complemented by features on such topics as hooked stair runners, clothing, wall hangings, decorations, and more, all beautifully illustrated with page after page of color photography. Rug Hooking also entices beginning rug hookers into the fold with a free pattern in every issue.
Wildfowl Carving Magazine – Wildfowl Carving magazine is published quarterly, and is available by subscription and in some book stores. We are the only magazine for bird carvers. From the simple lines of an antique decoy to the ultra-realistic, feather-perfect rendering of today’s painted wooden birds, wildfowl carving has become an art that attracts collectors. Within the pages of this quarterly magazine, leaders in the field share the secrets for burning, texturing, and painting. Our readers learn all the latest techniques and see the best reference material available. Waterfowl, raptors, songbirds, shorebirds—we cover the whole spectrum of birds. Readers turn to us for start-to-finish projects, fascinating interviews, and informative articles on a variety of topics, from how to design an effective carving to how to safely ship your work. As the recognized leader in the field, we take pride in providing a forum for artists to push wildfowl carving to new heights.
Books and Book Club
Rug Hooking Magazine Book Club – Publishes four books per year, with topics ranging from Gene Shepherd’s comprehensive dyeing guides, to books on primitive rugs and easy punch needle projects. Get notified about our latest books before anyone else by signing up for our exclusive Book Club. With a Book Club membership, you’ll get access to books before they’re available anywhere else. Plus, reserve your copy of the exclusive “Celebration” book that showcases the best rugs of the year. For information on how retailers can stock our books, please contact us.
Wildfowl Carving Magazine Book Club – Publishes two books per year, with topics ranging from step-by-step Floyd Scholz’s demonstrations to books on carving the best antique decoys. Get notified about our latest books before anyone else by signing up for our exclusive Book Club. With a Book Club membership, you’ll get access to books before they’re available anywhere else. Plus, reserve your copy of the exclusive “Competition” book each year that showcases the best bird carvings from competitions across the U.S. and Canada. For information on how retailers can stock our books, please contact us.
What We Do
We drive active, relevant customers to your website and store for product purchase. Promote new product, tools & supplies, catalogs, videos and more.