The latest book I’m excited to give away is Hooked on Words, by Ellen Banker [©2018 Ampry Publishing LLC and Rug Hooking Magazine].
Even though I worked in the typesetting and lettering biz many moons ago, I resist hooking words. If anyone can turn around my hooked lettering phobia, it’s Ellen Banker!
This is such a fun book filled with Ellen’s colorful, fun, and imaginative designs as well as similar designs by other fiber artists. Where to begin?
Ellen says that it’s important to “match your typeface to your message”. She gives examples of how and why to choose a particular typeface. She also shows how to develop your own unique type style. In Ellen’s designs, the lettering is an important part, and sometimes the only part, of the overall design. Her creativity stuns me.
There is an intriguing chapter focusing on Bev Conway’s “secret messages” that can be hooked into your rug and only seen from the back of the rug. How cool is that?
Hooked on Words is filled with so many color photos of rugs by many hooking artists that you’re sure to be inspired. I know I am.
There’s a lot of beauty out there and in the many ways to hook words.
Would you like a chance to win a copy of this book? Here’s how:
BOOK GIVEAWAY: I am excited to have a give-away copy of Hooked on Words, by Ellen Banker[© 2018 Ampry Publishing LLC and Rug Hooking Magazine]. To get your name in the drawing, please leave a comment on this blog post on my website. [Below this blog post is the teeny tiny word “comment/s”. Click on that to open a space to type your comment.] 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, July 15, 2018 at Noon [EDT]. I will announce the lucky winner in my blog on Monday, July 16, 2018. Good luck!