I was so surprised when I heard my new book Locking Loops was released and started shipping earlier this month. I was expecting it at the end of the month–possibly September. The new Locking Loops book covers the use of different materials and new techniques with 30 unique designs to wear, give, or for home decor. You can buy an autographed copy from the Color Crazy website. You can also see a Locking Loops video preview on Color Crazy produced by my publisher F+W Media, or at the link below:
It’s fun to give gifts and a giveaway package designed to inspire is even more fun. In an effort to inspire more locker hookers, I’m giving away an autographed copy of the new “Locking Loops” book along with a wonderful variety of supplies valued at over $120.00.
To enter the drawing post a comment on this blog or become a fan by liking the Color Crazy Facebook page and post there too. Let me know how you discovered locker hooking and what you would like to make. In addition to the new Locking Loops book, you’ll also get 3 different canvas types, a collection of fabric strips, tools and embellishments–including beautiful tiles and a clasp. Total value: over $120.00. The winner of the drawing will be announced in my next newsletter, in this blog and on Facebook on the first day of Autumn, Friday, September 23, 2011. Enter the drawing and please share this with friends that may also be interested!
To view photos of the designs and new techniques featured, visit a gallery set up on the “Hook, Loop & Lock” Facebook Page.
You can also watch various tutorials on the Color Crazy YouTube Channel, ColorCrazy1. Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what else you’d like to learn how to make.
Locking Loops Book to Help Women in Zambia
It feels good to give to a good cause. Color Crazy recently donated over $150 worth of locker hooks and supplies to Julie Cheever. Julie is on her way to teach a group of women in Zambia new crafts and she has chosen to take the new “Locking Loops” book on this journey. She is on a volunteer mission to help the poverty stricken women of Zambia by teaching them how to make things to sell so they can start their own businesses. Under the support of the non-profit organization Empower Zambia, Julie and a team of volunteers will be traveling to Zambia this week to start their mission. Julie has volunteered to teach women in Africa in the past. Below is a photo from her trip to Cameroon where she taught women how to sew.