Story Rugs and their Storytellers –Rug Hooking in the Narrative Style by Paulette Hackman is a beautiful new book presented by Rug Hooking Magazine and published by Ampry Publishing. Each page of this book holds color photos of amazing rugs by many talented designers and rug hookers.
I’m not really sure where to begin. Every time I open the book, I see things I didn’t see the time before. Each rug tells a personal story of the artist and as we all know, “a picture is worth a thousand words”. So, this book is a wealth of history, experiences and creativity.
Paulette begins her book by offering examples of rugs by six artists: Marian Sykes; Nina Seaman; Sarah Moore Province; Dorothy Sauber; Kaaren Batten; and Trish Johnson. Each rug is accompanied by the artist’s memories and reasons for creating it. It will take me many more times to digest all of the details in these pieces.
Creating rugs in a series is also presented. Again, these rugs are filled with a plethora of details and meanings. Other rugs by a gallery of artists fill out this amazing book.
Finally, Paulette gives suggestions on how we can each create our own story rug. I admit that this is something that has been on my rug hooking bucket list for quite a while. Now, I have an excellent reference book to guide my efforts.
Thanks to Rug Hooking Magazine and Ampry Publishing, I have a copy of Story Rugs and their Storytellers – Rug Hooking in the Narrative Style by Paulette Hackman to give away. If you would like a chance to win a copy of this wonderful book, please leave a comment on this blog and tell me why you’d like to have this book. The contest will close at noon [EDT] on Sunday, May 29, 2016. I will announce the lucky winner on Monday, May 30. Good luck!
There’s a lot of beauty out there and in the telling of stories by rug hooking artists.