Hooking Painterly

I woke up this morning, excited, cause there was more work to be done. I have been working on creating an online course called Hooking Painterly. I am doing this because so many people asked me too. It inspires me to work when I know what people want. You can pre-order it here.

When I am busy working , it makes me happy, because my work is fun. The other beauty of it is that I am not working alone. We have a good team at the studio and they help me with a lot of the work.

So today I recorded some videos on the importance of colour in painterly hooking. The course is well on it’s way.

Thanks for inspiring me!

New Online Course with Deanne Fitzpatrick: Women and the Sea to Start in February


I am so excited to offer you this course this winter. As I get older I find the winters a little longer and I enjoy having an exciting project to work on with you. This online course blends the many elements of rug hooking that I have used for so long. I love the spirit of friendship found in this rug, the joy in the colours, and the freedom of movement. I look forward to showing you step by step in this comprehensive course how to create this rug…. Deanne

Start Date: February 24 to March 23.
This indepth workshop includes 12 lessons with videos and tutorials that will entice a beginner and advance hooker with its beautiful colours and movement.
You will learn everything from how to create the movement in the coats on the three women to how to hook the ocean and fields.
The goal is to work along with Deanne to finish the project during February and March so that over those winter months you’ be hooking on a regular basis.
Each week we will mail you three lessons with videos and written tutorials that you can keep forever.
You can work along at your own pace and read/watch the lessons anytime that is convenient for you.
You can ask questions whenever you like and they will be answered for the whole group in the next lesson. You can also email Deanne images of your work in progress for feedback from Deanne. The images will be posted  and the feedback given to the whole group so we are constantly learning from each other.
Topics will Include:
hooking people
movement in people
rocks and cliffs
paisleys and oceans
foreground fields
back hills
circular skies
Enjoy each video at your pace. Once you purchase the The Women and the Sea Online Lesson you will be emailed a link and username/password. It may take up to 72 hours to receive your welcome email. But you will have access to this lesson forever!
There is going to be bundles of wool, and yarn that will be available for purchase as well, click on this link to purchase.

includes all videos and lessons, question and answer, and a pattern on linen


The Complete Package Deal- Save $15  $268.95


Maritime Mary: Teaching

Last week at Deanne’s studio we hosted a large group of young children from our local YMCA. They were taking part in a week long arts and crafts camp and one of their experiences was learning how to hook at the studio and I was pleased to be their instructor. 

The children were eager to learn how to hook and every single one of them was successful at pulling the wool and yarn up through the backing. They loved the variety of textures and fibres and especially the colours. 

Today, two young girls who were part of that Y group came in with their grandmother to show her what they had learned and to teach her how to hook. All three sat around the frame for some time. Nanny was a good student!