Wheee! I am so excited!
I can finally share my good news!
For months, I have been sworn to secrecy, but now….the contracts are signed…. so……..
My editor has given me the go ahead to let the cat out of the bag.
(A brief moment of happy dancing here)
Stackpole Books is going to be publishing my new book about Peg and Stick Loom Weaving.
I love peg looms and stick weaving- they are simple little looms, but have incredible creative potential.
I have already self published many ebooks and patterns for wonderful designs with peg and stick looms:
Jewelry making with Peg and Stick looms: LINK
Mermaid Dolls LINK
Woven Dolls: with 6 weaving sticks LINK with 4 weaving sticks LINK
A shortcut to my Peg Loom & Stick Weaving listings on etsy are: ETSY
And, I’ll post pics of some of the tapestries that I have woven on the Peg Loom soon, just to show a bit more of the potential of these delightful looms.
For the new book, I have designed oodles and oodles and oodles of new designs- oh my! I am so excited!!!!!
And…. I am covering all kinds of awesome techniques right from the very basics up to advanced and slightly boggling ways of working with the peg loom. (And weaving sticks, too).
I’ll be working my sweet little chops off from now until June of 2015, when the manuscript, photos, illustrations and diagrams take flight to land in the capable hands of my editor and her clever cohorts.
They will then spend months making magic with it, (so much happens to the text, photos, diagrams and illustrations once the wizards of technology at Stackpole Books get their hot little hands flying!).
Then, the book comes back to me for my proofreading, and back to them and then, it takes flight again, off to the printers.
That’s why it takes another whole year before it can miraculously pop up on book shelves.
It’s worth the wait 🙂 I hope.
I’ve asked my editor if it’s okay to share my journey with writing the book with you, and she has said yes, as long as it doesn’t upset people that they have to wait so long for it.
There is soooooooooooo much involved in writing a book, and I find it very interesting, so I hope that you will, too.
(And of course, I can’t let the cat out of the bag about the exact projects until the book is closer to release, but then, I’ll be able to share ALL the pics).
But, now…. I must get back to work!
After a little more happy dancing, of course….. 🙂