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,
Tom has been the editor of Wildfowl Carving Magazine since 2006. He has been a magazine editor for more than 30 years, and has worked for Air & Space/Smithsonian, Historic Traveler and American History magazines. His freelance writing has appeared in scores of magazines, among them Smithsonian, American Heritage, Invention & Technology, British Heritage, and Yankee. In addition, he has written four books, including Searching for George Gordon Meade: The Forgotten Victor of Gettysburg. Pulitzer Prize-winning historian James McPherson called it “an engrossing narrative that the reader can scarcely put down.” Tom was born in Maine, attended school in California, and has worked in Boston, Washington, D.C., and Harrisburg Pennsylvania. He currently lives outside Harrisburg with his wife, Beth Ann, and his two children, Katie and Sam.
Debra Smith has had a long term love affair with fiber and textiles all her life. If it involves fabric or yarn, Deb has probably tried it–everything from weaving and sewing to crochet, quilting, wool appliqué, embroidery, and rug hooking. She worked with Stackpole Books as editor of textile craft books for five years, and has been editor of Rug Hooking magazine since 2009. Deb grew up in Pennsylvania, and currently lives in rural south central Pennsylvania, not too far from Harrisburg. She loves to travel, in search of interesting textiles and fibers; she recently traveled to the Outer Hebrides in Scotland in search of Harris Tweed. She does leave her log home in the woods occasionally to visit her son and his family outside of Washington DC.
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