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,
Rug Hooking Books
Rug Hooking 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 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.
Introduction to Rug Hooking by Kris Miller
Intrigued by rug hooking? Then this book is the book for you. Learn the fundamentals and much more. There is something for everyone, from the beginning rug hooker preparing to pull their first loop to the more experienced, looking to brush up on technique. This is the essential resource for everyone interested in this popular textile craft.
Primitive Rugs for the 21st Sentry by Cynthia Norwood
One of the great voices in primitive rug hooking shares her knowledge with rug hookers. Based on her 35 years of experience, study, and design success, the author gives valuable tips and techniques for all who are interested in the world of primitive hooked rugs.
Creative Techniques for Rug Hookers by Donna Hrkman
After you’ve mastered the basics of hooking and designing rugs, kick your art up a notch with your own artistic vision and personal touches. The creative approaches and techniques in this book will help you make every piece extra special and uniquely yours!
Maryanne Lincoln’s Comprehensive Dyeing Guide by Maryanne Lincoln
If you are fascinated by color and the nuances it can bring to your hooked rugs or other fiber crafts, join Maryanne on a journey through the color wheel. From the basics through advanced dyeing techniques, you will learn from one of the best.
Story Rugs and Their Storytellers by Paulette Hackman
In Story Rugs and their Storytellers, author Paulette Hackman focuses on a visual style of storytelling, as old as cave art, that is gaining popularity among contemporary rug hookers. The fiber artist who hooks in this narrative style, she writes, is one who “puts words to wool, sentences to lines of loops, a page of creative musing to a yard of blank linen.” The rugs tell of celebrations, travels, and adventures and illustrate personal journeys, strongly held beliefs, poignant special memories, and milestones of family heritage.
For a complete list of available books and back issues, please visit the Rug Hooking Store.
Wildfowl Carving Books
Wildfowl Carving Magazine 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.
Competition 2014 by Wildfowl Carving Magazine
The latest edition of Competition features photographs of the finest carvings from last year’s top shows. It is a must-have for carvers and collectors alike. You’ll see more than 200 carvings of ducks, raptors, songbirds, shorebirds, and more, from shows across the U.S. and Canada. See the best work from the Ward World Championship, the ODCCA show, the California Open, the Canadian Nationals and many other great carving competitions.
Peregrine Falcon: Dynamic Carving and Painting Techniques for a New Era by Floyd Scholz
World-renowned bird caver Floyd Scholz explains the philosophy and techniques behind his most exciting project yet—a dynamic sculpture of a peregrine falcon in flight as it captures a green-winged teal. In a step-by-step demonstration, Floyd explains how he carved and painted this amazing work. Detailed captions outline the carving and painting techniques that turn wood into art. With nearly 300 photos and detailed captions, Floyd guides readers through his process. Along the way he shares the knowledge and skill that has propelled him to the top of the carving world. From how to rough out the block with a chain saw to the proper way to detail with an airbrush—it’s all here!
Wings on the Water photographs by Steve Maslowski
Carvers need reference photos and you’ll find plenty in Wings on the Water. Combining the best waterfowl reference articles from the pages of Wildfowl Carving Magazine with a new collection of images by acclaimed wildlife photographer Steve Maslowski, Wings on the Water provides a wealth of information about more than two dozen aquatic birds. Carvers and waterfowl enthusiasts alike will delight in this in-depth look at a wide variety of ducks and geese, described in vivid prose and captured in detailed, intoxicating photography.
Green-winged Teal Pair by Glenn A. McMurdo
This wonderfully informative guide offers all the step-by-step instructions and photographs you need to carve and paint your own green-winged teal hen and drake. The book’s author, award-winning wildfowl carver Glenn McMurdo, provides detailed instructions for the entire process, from choosing your tools to painting your carvings. McMurdo won third place best in show at the Ward World Championship for the drake featured in this book; the hen took second place in all teals at the 2007 California Open. You’ll find all you need in this valuable resource book, including life-size patterns, color swatches, taxidermy photos, and handy tips for all parts of the carving process. The book also has a convenient lay-flat, spiral binding that makes it ideal to use while carving.
Half-Size Osprey by Al Jordan
Award-winning carver Al Jordan explains every step in carving and painting this miniature bird of prey. The easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions and photographs explain every step of the process. The book includes a complete list of the tools and paints you’ll need, plus valuable tips and techniques, and a full-sized pattern. The convenient, lay-flat spiral binding makes it ideal for the workbench.
For a complete list of available books and back issues, please visit the Wildfowl Carving Store.