If I could hook only landscapes it would not bother me a bit. I think they are the most beautiful of all my rugs because there is so much freedom of movement in them. I really feel them as I am making them. I relate to them like I relate to the fields beside me as i am taking a walk or riding by on my bike. In the landscape of the red leaves I love the way the hills meet the water with their pointy eagle like beaks. It is dramatic. Hooking landscapes soothes me in the same way a walk or a bike ride does. I wonder what type of hooking does that for you? Is it geometrics, florals etc? I think that when you find that you hit your stride. You know you are on the right path.
This Wool Pack is a great opportunity to get a lot of wool – different colours, different weights, different textures – a great start or refreshment to your wool stash. These are the wool’s that I hook with. You will receive an assortment of 20 pieces of wool equal to almost 5 yards of fabric. This assortment (may not be as shown) has a value of $240, but because we pick the colours, you get this amazing value for only $199.
Wool Pack $199
This Yarn Pack is a great opportunity to get a lot of interesting yarn and wool rovings – different colours, different weights, different textures – a great start or refreshment to your wool stash. These are the yarns that I hook with. You will receive an assortment of natural fibre yarns (wool, mohair, silk). This assortment (may not be as shown) has a value of $240, but because we pick the colours, you get this amazing value for only $199.
Yarn Pack $199
Inspirata from the Blog
As Good As It Gets
My favourite barn is this one. Why do I have a favorite barn? Who knows. I just do and it is this one on the marsh. A few nights ago I took a long walk out past the barn to meet the bay of fundy once again. It’s like an old boyfriend that you just love running into again and again. I love the colour of it’s skin, that moody grey brown mauve. That bay has reinvented blue so many times that I now know a dozen more shades of it. Read more
Staff Picks…Good Books
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee says Deanne
Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns by Alabama Chanin says Megan
What’s for lunch…
At the studio we spend many of our lunch breaks discussing food, inspecting the food we bring for lunch (mostly leftovers) and asking each other what is on the menu for dinner. We love food and we’d like to share some of our favourite recipes with you. This one was recommended by Laurie whose husband Barry USED to believe that “real men don’t eat quiche.”
Chicken and Broccoli Quiche
2 cups grated cheddar
1 1/2 cup chopped cooked chicken or tuna
2/3 cup chopped onion
2 cups cooked broccoli
1 1/3 cups milk
1/2 cup flour
salt and pepper
Spray one large or two medium-sized pie plates with non-stick Pam.
Beat together eggs, flour and milk.
Add other ingredients.
Pour into pie plates.
Bake at 350 F degrees for 35-45 minutes.
This makes its own crust.
If making one big quiche you may have to bake for more than 45 minutes. Depending on the oven it takes a while to get it thoroughly baked in the centre.
Food for Life cookbook Volume 1 Page 12
The Mystery Pattern of the Month Club – You should Join Today.
For just $34 a month you will receive a special package delivered to your door. Inside the package is a rug hooking screen printed on linen backing, a letter from Deanne, and a little treat. The Pattern of the Month Club is perfect for those who:
– want to make rug hooking part of their daily routine
-have a lot of wool but not sure what they want to hook
-love Deanne’s designs and want to collect them all!
Pattern of the Month Club just $34 (free shipping!)
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.
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
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.
Five Trees Online Course – Ten lessons include colour images, written instruction and 21 videos $49.95
Wild With Wool Online Course – Over 10 Mini-Lessons that include video, audio clips, photos and more. $99
Hooking People – An online lesson packed with videos, drawings, images of rugs, and much more. It covers everything you need to know about how I like to hook people. $99
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