In late summer 2013, I got a call from Gwen Steege, acquisitions editor for Storey Publishing. She found my work on this website, and then on Pinterest, and she wanted to know if I would write a book about how to make these rugs.
You see how that ended.
The writing was, for the most part, easy, except for the bits where I wave my needles and say, “make it work.” Book publishers don’t like those kinds of instructions. We worked it out.
The most interesting part of the production process was the photo shoots. I had never worked with a professional product photographer before, let alone an art director and a stylist. VERY different from self-publishing.
These are some of my pictures from the two different photo sessions, one on location and one in Kip Dawkins’ studio, both in Richmond, VA. The first set of images is from the on-site, shot in the summer of 2014.
The second set of images was shot in Kip Dawkins‘ studio, in January of 2015.