I’ve been working on my rya rug-making book for over 4 years now, and the end is in sight!
All along I have been calling it Design and Make Your Own Rya Rug with a “subtitle” A Hands-On Guide to Off-Loom Scandinavian Rya Rugs, but as I get closer to the finish line I am starting to have second thoughts, wondering if there is a better title. I know titles are important. Should it be matter-of-fact? Catchy? Playful? It must be memorable. Can you help? If anyone comes up with a new and different title that will make the cover SING, they may find a free book in their hands once it is published. So chime in, throw your ideas into the pool. Just click on “Leave a Reply” below. (Your comment might not appear right away, but it will soon…check in later.)
. . . “The Knotty Rya” . . . “The Knotty Rug” . . .”Knot Another Rya!” Oh, you can do better!
The book is conversational and empowering to the reader who wants to make a rya rug–and hopefully design their own rya. There is some history of the Nordic art, but it is not a history book. It has lots of examples and stories about and by individuals who have taken rya rug-making to new heights. Most of all, it walks the reader through all they need to know to design and make their own rya rug…hey! That sounds familiar. It has some math and charts and worksheets, lots of photos, and resources for supplies and more information. Any questions? This would also be a great time to make requests for things you are looking forward to seeing in the book…It is probably already in there, but it isn’t to late to add more of what you are looking for.
Feel free to comment on each other’s comments. Vote for the best title ideas.
Thank you!!! —Melinda