Whimsical Designs for Rug Hooking
Hooked On Words
By Ellen Banker
Hooked on Words offers inspiration with many images of hooked rugs, all with words—from primitive to fine–cut examples. You'll read about the design and development of several rugs from conception to completion. Hooked on Words includes background information about type and designing with type. It also contains techniques for you to incorporate lettering into your own hooking with methods that are plain and simple to precise and complex. You'll read about special rugs that are samplers, games, signs, and some rugs that even have secrets.
Filled with examples that will interest both beginners and experienced rug hookers, we hope you will enjoy reading this book and be inspired to hook rugs with words!
About the Author
Ellen Banker is a rug hooker and graphic designer. She has been an on–and–off rug hooker since 1999 and generally designs her own patterns with one consistent element: words. For 25 years, she has worked in commercial printing and graphic design. Trained at the Rhode Island School of Design, Ellen brings an artist's eye to her work and art. Ellen has taught her word hooking techniques at guild meetings and at the Green Mountain Rug School in Vermont, and is a contributing writer for Rug Hooking Magazine