I’ve just read Donna Hrkman’s new and exciting book, Creative Techniques for Rug Hookers [copyright 2015 Stackpole Books and presented by Rug Hooking Magazine]. Honestly, if this book only contained the many beautiful full-color photographs of her amazing rugs it would have been treasure enough.
But this book is so much more. In it, Donna shares her personal techniques for creating artistic rugs that push one’s boundaries and abilities. Donna is a true artist, but don’t be intimidated by her designs. She offers so many tips on how you can create your own designs and how to make them personal.
Find out how to create depth and dimension; how to add embellishments; how to decide what kind of a border and background will work for your design; and adding text to complement the design without overpowering it. Donna also goes into detail on how to hook realistic portrait rugs and awareness rugs [rugs with a message] for which she is well known.
You will find all this and more in Donna’s, Creative Techniques for Rug Hookers, which is packed with useful and inspiring information and lots of photos.
There’s a lot of beauty out there and in the incredible rugs by Donna Hrkman.
BOOK GIVEAWAY… I have one copy of Donna’s book, Creative Techniques for Rug Hookers, to give away. If you would like a chance to win it, leave a comment on THIS BLOG POSTING between Monday, November 30 and Noon [EST] Sunday, December 6, 2015. Tell me why you want a chance to win the book and be sure to enter your EMAIL ADDRESS when you SIGN IN to leave a comment. [That way, your email address will be visible to me - not the public – and I will be able to contact you if you win.]
I will pick a name at random and announce the lucky winner on Monday, December 7, 2015. Good luck!
P.S. I've reduced US and Canada shipping rates now through the end of the year.