Gene Shepherd is a rug hooker, fiber artist, and master dyer, who works from his home studio in Anaheim, California. This multitalented craftsman travels the world to teach rug hooking and dyeing and is a popular crafts personality on the internet through his blog at www.geneshepherd.com and his Internet Rug Camp at www.internetrugcamp.com.
Gene is also a prolific author for Stackpole Books and Magazines, with several articles in Rug Hooking Magazine and three books published since 2005, The Rug Hooker's Bible, Prodded Hooking for a Three-Dimensional Effect, and Prepared to Dye: Dyeing Techniques for Fiber Artists. According to Gene' s editor at Stackpole, Debra Smith, "His sense of humor and vast knowledge of dyeing make him the perfect guide into the realm of dyeing for both novices and experts."
Also through Stackpole, Gene has produced the two-volume DVD series, Rug Hooking Learn at Home, and the soon-to-be released three-volume series Dyeing with Gene Shepherd. The clip presented here is from the new DVD.
Gene's books and DVDs, all featuring a wide variety of original projects, are available on this website: