Saturday, January 24, 2015

It's Here!

As if there isn't enough excitement around here, look what showed up on my door step on Thursday afternoon!
It's my new book!
Last year at this time, I was feverishly hooking and writing to make my deadline.  I have waited for this moment for so long and now it's finally here!
My book, Introduction To Rug Hooking, is packed full of information for beginners.  Everything that I would teach in a beginner class is here...information on tools (hooks, frames, scissors), how to choose and prepare wool,alternate rug hooking materials, how to draw a pattern, how to finish your edges, how to care for your rug, and of course, how to hook! At the back of the book is a glossary of terms and a list of resources.
There are 8 projects included in the book.  Every one of them includes the pattern, designed by me, a list of materials, and the complete instructions with step-by-step photos.  There are a LOT of photos (over 400)!
The projects start with the very basic and go from there.  Every project teaches a different technique or stitch, or gives a hint to make your rug hooking journey a little easier and more satisfying.
I am hoping that beginners will love it and refer to it often.  But it is not just a book for beginners!  Experienced rug hookers will love the patterns and I hope they will also find the techniques useful and inspiring.
I am waiting for a large box of books to arrive but I can take orders now and ship them ASAP.  The book costs $25.95 and shipping within the US is $5.05 via Flat Rate Priority Mail. (If you live outside the US, please contact me for a shipping quote).
I would be happy to autograph your copy...just let me know!
PS:  I will be doing a book signing next Saturday (January 31) during our grand opening at Holly Hills Primitives.  Get there early to get your copy!


8 comments:

Rugs and Pugs said...

I was hoping my copy would be in today's mail but it was not :(
I'm so looking forward to it!
Hugs :)
Lauren

woolwoman said...

congratulations on your new book and also the opening of your retail space - wish I lived close enough to visit. good luck! Mel

Gayle said...

What an exciting accomplishment for you! I'm sure there are tons of future rug hookers who will be so happy you wrote this book! Congrats!

Farm Girl said...

I have been waiting since you said that your were writing a book. I would love to buy a copy and of course, if you autograph it that would be so awesome.

Eric Allerton said...

Kris,,, your book is really wonderful!!! Just got it in the mail 2 weeks ago and even tho I am a hooker for 20years I love the patterns, colors writing,,,,, for a new hooker ,,, this is the book!!! Great job,,,, hope to stop at the hooly store soon , to see your supplies,,,, thanks elaine

Eric Allerton said...

Your book is amazing,,, love , love it ,,,, patterns are wonderful and well written,,,,, colors are amazi g ,,,, great first book for a new hooker or anyone,,,,,,

Eric Allerton said...

Kris,,, your book is really wonderful!!! Just got it in the mail 2 weeks ago and even tho I am a hooker for 20years I love the patterns, colors writing,,,,, for a new hooker ,,, this is the book!!! Great job,,,, hope to stop at the hooly store soon , to see your supplies,,,, thanks elaine

Eric Allerton said...

Excellent book , kris,,,, great patterns,,, great colors ,, well written,,,, love , love ,,,,