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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


Wildfowl Carving Magazine Releases Latest Book, Loon and Chicks

October 25 , 2017

Northbrook, IL—Wildfowl Carving Magazine and Ampry Publishing are pleased to announce the release of their latest book, Loon and Chicks: Complete Step-By-Step Instructions for Carving and Painting an Adult Common Loon and Its Young by world champion wildfowl sculptor, Laurie J. McNeil. Loon and Chicks includes step-by-step instructions for creating a carving of a loon and her two chicks from scratch, from the initial design phases to the carving to adding texture to painting and more. McNeil includes detailed notes regarding tips and techniques to follow as well as including a full list of tools and materials needed to complete the project.

Loon and Chicks is part of Wildfowl Carving Magazine‘s Workbench Projects series. Other books in the series include step-by-step instructions on how to make a miniature snowy owl, a green-winged teal pair, a lifesize merlin, and more.

This book is available now for book club subscribers. It is also available for pre-order on Amazon and will be released on November 1, 2017.

Wildfowl Carving Magazine produces two books each year, including its annual Competition book, spotlighting highlights from bird carving competitions around the country.