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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 Hooked on Words

May 31 , 2018

Northbrook, IL—Rug Hooking magazine and Ampry Publishing are excited to announce the release of their latest book, Hooked on Words, written by accomplished rug hooker Ellen Banker. Ellen showcases her graphic design experience in this book with her artful arrangement of graphics, text, and colors.

Hooked on Words offers insight into how artists can incorporate words–from accents to phrases–into their hooked rugs. Banker discusses font choices, visual balance, contrast, flow, and so much more. Chapters are accompanied by a wide array of hooked rugs with words on them to provide inspiration to the readers. The book comes with three sample patterns in the back.

Hooked on Words is available now for book club subscribers. It is also available to order on Amazon and will be released on June 1, 2018.

Rug Hooking magazine produces four books per year. They most recently released The Color Lab on February 1, 2018. Celebration 28 will be released in September 2018.