Newsletter – The Value of the Handmade

The Value of the Handmade

Hello there , this week’s coffee with Deanne is about the handmade. There is nothing so beautiful as making a handmade gift for someone sand having them want it and love it. Whether it is a hooked rug, a sweater, a handmade dish cloth, the feeling we get when someone loves what we make them is exquisite. I also love the making of the thing because they are on my mind and in my heart as I make it. My new blue sweater that Brenda made makes me feel comforted as well as comfortable because I know she considered me as she made it. We need to take the time to make things for ourselves and for those we love. That is something that is worth making time for. In a world of busy , busy, busy, making time has become so important. Time spent is the new hot commodity because the supply is low.As we enter into spring continue to take time to make. You never regret time spend winding down, time spent with your hands making things with love. Make time.

Coffee with Deanne…Click the Video to Watch, and don’t forget to subscribe to my Youtube Channel!

Making time for rugs – making time for love – making time for friends – making time –

it’s so important! 

Making Time Volume 2 

A daybook and journal

featuring the rugs and writings of Deanne Fitzpatrick.

This coil-bound daybook features a perpetual calendar

perfect to use as a birthday book,

or just to keep track of your appointments.



New New New !!

Hooking People Online Lesson 

This online lesson is packed with videos, drawings, images of rugs, and so, so much more. It covers everything you need to know about how I like to hook people including the following topics: drawing people, outlining people, designing people rugs, hooking people in context, hooking clothing, skin tones, the importance of story, hooking faces, using borders in people rugs, creating small portraits, making people stand out and more! Once you purchase this online lesson the information is yours to access forever. Please allow up to 72 hours to receive an email with information on how to access your online lesson.
Hooking People Online Lesson $99.00

Five Trees Online Lesson!

There is a single tree on the way to Parrsboro that always captures my attention. It’s often that way isn’t it? Often there is some landmark on a familiar drive that we wait for as the landscape whizzes by us. We see it, it captures our imagination, soothes us on our way. 

That single tree high up on a blueberry field has inspired many rugs for me and Five Trees is one of them. Last January I decided to create a pattern inspired by this rug, and create a Work Along with Deanne Online Course which we offered this past March. This Work Along Course was a great success and those who took it produced amazing work.
Now I am offering the content from the Five Trees Work Along organized, and in one place that you can access forever. This course includes ten lessons with videos will be yours to watch again and again and you can work along at your own pace on the Five Tree Rug. 
I’ll be offering some special tips on hooking more quickly and finishing projects to keep you inspired. The 10 lessons will include colour images, written instructions, and video all about hooking this particular Pattern, the Five Trees. 
You can also purchase a complete kit with the pattern and cut wool for the Five Trees here.


Inspirata from the Blog…

How much Amherst can change in a year…

Downtown Amherst is changing place. Today I left Breakfast at Brittainy’s our town’s new breakfast restaurant after having coffee with a bunch of women’s friends. I then picked up a flower for Heather Shatford, the harpist who played at the Roger Bacon Dinner  at the Curling club. Donna, the florist,   has just celebrated being a year in business in the downtown. I then stopped at Manasseh and picked up some Dragon’s Breath Blue cheese to go with local beef steak that I plan to cook for summer. I then dropped into Damaris for  a Express Manicure (twenty minute mani for $20). Well that was my downtown today. Pretty nice I would say.

Read more…

Wild With Wool Online Tutorial is now available $99

We are happy to offer this wildly popular online course again – but this time it is in a different format.  Now when you purchase the Wild With Wool Online Course all of the information is available to you immediately and forever!  

In Wild with Wool I really try to show you the way I hook. This course is loaded with videos that show you the inside story of how I create my rugs, how I approach materials and experiment with them. It is a great course for anyone who wants to discover the possibilities of rug hooking and get creative with their projects.

It is a course that will help you become more inventive, more comfortable, and more creative with your rug hooking. It explores everything from basic rug hooking, to dying wool to designing your own rugs.

– Lesson one: Getting into the groove of the hook and understanding technique

-Lesson two: Understanding materials, movement

-Lesson three: Colour and Texture Lesson four: Creativity and Rug hooking

-And there is more!

There are over 10 Mini-Lessons that include video, audio clips, photos and more.

When you purchase this Online Tutorial you will be sent a link to the course website along with a unique username and password to access the course content.

You will always have access to the content, your access will never expire.  This makes it ideal for those who like to work at their own pace.

Keep in mind, there won’t be any activity stream like there was in the past – but feel free to share your progress on the Wild with Wool Facebook page.

Wild With Wool Online Course $99 

I have Many Online Courses you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home….Get Creative,  Have Fun,  and take your Rug Hooking to the next level…

Hooking Rugs – A great video primer for beginners, also a great refresher – I guarantee you will learn something.

Just $9.99 
Hooking People Online Video- Everything you need to know to bring people to life in your mats $24.95
Poppy Power – Includes the full content of my very popular “Poppies Pattern Book” along with video lessons $19.95
The Swimmers – Video instruction on hooking people on a small scale $19.95
Seasonal Floral Pillows – Video instruction on how to hook beautiful floral pillows.


Beginning to Hook Abstract Rugs – Includes 9 videos and more $39.95
Landscape Rugs – A pdf lesson with 29 full colour pages in which I explain how I create my field rugs and natural landscapes.



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