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Beloved Folk Artist Magdalena Briner Eby Honored February 14 , 2022

Perry County, PA— Rug hookers everywhere recognize the name Magdalena Briner Eby and love her primitive style rugs. Born in 1832, she lived he


Mark Allison Named New Editor of Wildfowl Carving Magazine January 10 , 2022

Northbrook, IL—Ampry Publishing, LLC – Wildfowl Carving Magazine announced its new editor, Mark Allison, in January 2022.  In


Rug Hooking Magazine Publishes New Book with Donna Hrkman January 01 , 2022

Northbrook, IL—Ampry Publishing, LLC – Rug Hooking magazine is pleased to announce the release of its latest high-quality book on rug h


Rug Hooking Magazine Releases New Book, Designed by You

May 26 , 2017

Northbrook, IL – Rug Hooking magazine and Ampry Publishing are proud to present their latest book release, Designed by You: Ideas and Inspiration for Rug Hookers. Written by accomplished rug hooker, Tamara Pavich, Designed by You explores how artists and rug hookers can find inspiration for new projects in the world around them. By exploring different approaches, including looking at different artistic styles, playing with color schemes, finding inspiration from stories, and more, Pavich leaves no stone unturned, allowing even the most novice rug hooker to find an outlet to express their artistic endeavors.

Designed by You features over 100 original designs from nearly 50 rug hookers from around the world, showcasing the very best hooked rugs with full-color photography throughout. Pavich draws on her history of working with accomplished rug hookers like Donna Hrkman, Pris Buttler, Anita White, and Cathy Stephan to present a range of ideas that will challenge and delight.

Designed by You is available now for book club subscribers. It is also available for pre-order on Amazon and will be released on June 1, 2017.

Rug Hooking magazine produces four books each year. Hooked Carpetbags, Handbags & Totes was released on February 1, 2017 while Celebration 27 will be released on September 1, 2017.