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Feller Article in Rug Hooking Magazine Leads to Identification of Rug January 23 , 2017

A previously unidentified hand-sewn rug has tentatively been recognized as the work of Otha and Blanche McDonald of West Virginia. After reading

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Gene Shepherd Teams Up with Rug Hooking Magazine November 03 , 2016

Northbrook, IL—Rug Hooking Magazine author and designer Gene Shepherd visited the Ampry offices this week to film beginner videos with Rug Hook

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Rug Hooking Magazine Attends 20th Annual Rug Hooking Week September 06 , 2016

Northbrook, IL On August 17-20, Ampry Publishing’s Rug Hooking Magazine attended the annual Rug Hooking Week at Sauder Village in Archbold,

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Feller Article in Rug Hooking Magazine Leads to Identification of Rug

January 23 , 2017

A previously unidentified hand-sewn rug has tentatively been recognized as the work of Otha and Blanche McDonald of West Virginia. After reading the article, “Chasing Down a Textile Story” from the January/February 2017 issue of Rug Hooking Magazine, the rug’s original owner contacted researcher, artist, and author Susan L. Feller.  more

Gene Shepherd Teams Up with Rug Hooking Magazine

November 03 , 2016

Northbrook, IL—Rug Hooking Magazine author and designer Gene Shepherd visited the Ampry offices this week to film beginner videos with Rug Hooking Magazine. Shepherd brought his world-class talent to the studio to share his expertise with a growing community of rug hookers, and this new content will be released by Q1. Several of Shepher  more

Rug Hooking Magazine Attends 20th Annual Rug Hooking Week

September 06 , 2016

Northbrook, IL On August 17-20, Ampry Publishing’s Rug Hooking Magazine attended the annual Rug Hooking Week at Sauder Village in Archbold, Ohio. Rug hookers from all over the United States and Canada participated in this 20th anniversary event by viewing the hundreds of exhibited rug pieces, attending some of the 33 different classe  more

Rug Hooking Magazine Releases New Book from Deanne Fitzpatrick

July 26 , 2016

Northbrook, IL – Rug Hooking Magazine has officially released Rug Hooking with Deanne Fitzpatrick, written by Deanne herself, and drawing from her 25-year background as writer, teacher, and rug hooker. This book can be purchased through Rug Hooking Magazine. Rug Hooking with Deanne Fitzpatrick takes readers through Deanne’s earlies  more

Ampry Publishing Acquires Stackpole Magazines

April 01 , 2016

Northbrook, IL - Today, Ampry Publishing completed the acquisition of Stackpole Magazines. Stackpole was established in 1930. Ampry Publishing now owns two print magazines, related book clubs, and an annual event. The magazines are Rug Hooking Magazine and Wildfowl Carving Magazine. Stackpole was acquired by Ampry Publishing, LLC, which w  more

Rug Hooking Magazine Celebrates 25 Years

August 15 , 2015

Northbrook, IL – Rug Hooking Magazine celebrated our 25th anniversary in August 2015. To commemorate the occasion, Rug Hooking Magazine, with the help of Kathy Wright (the director of Rug Hooking Week at Sauder Village), put together a Wool Bomb tree. Featuring 12” x 18” leaves created by nearly 200 artists whose previous work has b  more