Gene Shepherd's Store
The Gene Shepherd Story
Although Gene Shepherd did not start rug hooking until 1998, it’s been his only outside interest since that time. Described as a “self taught artist who hooks by ear,” Gene hooks, does commission work for individuals and museums, designs, dyes, develops tools, teaches and writes about rug hooking. His work has been featured many times in Rug Hooking Magazine, ATHA Newsletter and A Celebration of Hand Hooked Rugs, XII, XIV & XV. Gene has been director of the Cambria Pines Rug Camp, Cambria, CA, since 2000
In 2006, he became the Author/Editor of The Rug Hooker’s Bible, and wrote and appeared in Rug Hooking Magazine’s two volume DVD series, Rug Hooking At Home. The popularity of those DVDs convinced Gene that there was a widespread need for more instructional DVDs on all aspects related to the production of hooked and prodded rugs, leading him to self produce 4 other instructional DVDs in 2007, the same year he started making daily blog posts about all topics related to rug hooking at www.geneshepherd.com. Since then, Gene's Internet Rug Camp library has increased to over 75 videos.
Cambria Pines Rug Camp!
Gene's Cambria Pines Rug Camp is heralded as one of the absolute best in the world... and with good reason. He brings in the best teachers, the best materials, and hosts the camp in the BEST location! For more information on this year's camp, click the button in the menu above!
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!!!
Gene's online store
Offers the unique rug hooking supplies that he uses. Whether it be bent hooks, wire brushes , original patterns or his hand dyed wool, you can know that Gene has been involved in the selection, production or design of each item. Gene currently only offers short runs of "special" wool, hand dyed by him and selected for it's uniqueness, usability, and beauty. Since it is an ever changing grouping of fabulous colors and textures, be sure to check in often and see what he has been cooking up for you! Don't see a color you want? Send him and email and he will include in his next batch.
So what are you waiting for? Visit Gene's Store today for all your Rug Hooking needs!
The Internet Rug Camp
The Internet Rug Camp
Gene Shepherd's Internet Rug Camp allows subsribers to travel along with Gene on his never ending fiber-arts journey. In addition to the 75 instructional videos, five new blogs each week, pattern downloads and frequent wool Giveaways, Gene uses this site to teach and answer rug hooking questions that members submit. It is available to subsricbers, 24 /7!
To join the Internet Rug Camp, simply click the button below to be taken to the registration page. The Internet Rug Camp is one of the best bargains on the web at just $36/year.
There's a place for you at the Internet Rug Camp!
You can hook!!!
The Internet Rug Camp is chock full of 'How To' videos, but just in case you're a beginner and wondering if rug hooking is for you, Gene would like to share his "Getting Started with Rug Hooking" video with you right here on his home page! No need to sign up for the Internet Rug Camp just yet, but we're betting you're going to want to in the end! Enjoy!
Through these venues, he began connecting, on a daily basis, with fiber artists around the world who came to him for instructional tools that were not available in their areas. His second book, Prodded Hooking for a Three-Dimensional Effect, with accompanying DVD, was published in October 2008. In 2014, his third book, Prepared To Dye was published, along with 3 hours of support video resources.
The Internet Rug Camp is a realization of Gene’s dream to create a large library of instructional DVDs that will be available to rug hookers every where, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.