There’s a great new book out that is filled with thirteen amazing rug hooking projects. It’s titled, Hooked Carpetbags, Handbags & Totes, presented by Rug Hooking Magazine and published by Ampry Publishing LLC.
The range of bags makes this book perfect for the beginner or seasoned rug hooker. Whether you want to replicate the designer’s bag or use it as a stepping off point for a design of your own, the instructions will help you turn your hooking into something useful and beautiful.
The designers included are Ali Strebel, Nola Heidbreder, Linda Pietz, Jennifer O’Malley, Norma Batastini, Sharon A. Smith, Cindy Irwin, Susan Clarke, and Jen Manuell. Each of these women has given her own creative spin on a bag that would be fun to make and carry. And I'm proud to know Kathleen Eckhaus, who photographed the finished bags for this book! See below for how to enter to win this book!
I received the latest issue of Rug Hooking Magazine [March/April/May 2017] and I can finally reveal one of my super secret rugs. My Aesop fable rug, The Golden Egg, is featured. I had so much fun hooking this piece and including some “other” fibers and techniques.
BOOK GIVEAWAY: I am excited to have a copy of Hooked Carpetbags, Handbags & Totes [© 2017 Ampry Publishing LLC and presented by Rug Hooking Magazine] to give away. To get your name in the drawing, please leave a comment on this blog post on my website. Be sure to sign in to leave your comment, so I will have your email address to contact you if you win. [Your email address will not be used for any other purpose]. The drawing will be held on Sunday, March 12th at Noon [EDT]. I will announce the lucky winner in my blog on Monday, March 13, 2017. Good luck!
There’s a lot of beauty out there and in hooking something fun, beautiful and useful.