Good Old Fashioned Letter…

Hello,
It is time for a good old fashioned letter as summer begins. So long June, here comes July. A lot of you are in your gardens and I admire that. My gardens are small containers. I can never seem to get the hang of weeding. I guess I am too busy pulling loops 
instead of weeds. Years ago I wrote letters all the time. My friends said I wrote just like I talked. Lately most of the writing I do is for this website. I still try to send out thank you notes, but very rarely do I write a letter. Just here…

Inspiration seems to be everywhere for me in June. It is in the first days of summer that I really feel the beauty of the season. You go from lilacs to lupins to roses. Does it get any better? I love the scent of roses in the air as I go by on my bicycle.

I have been busy pulling loops of patterns from the Pattern of the Month Club. I hooked two last week and hope to hook a couple of more in the coming weeks. Hooking does not stop over the summer for me. It changes. I work smaller. I sometimes use my laptop frame instead of my cheticamp. I find I still need that meditation of pulling the loops and when I go a while with out it I notice it. I begin to stir the pot, my own pot, so to speak. Hooking for me is a comfort and since I learned I rarely stop for any length of time. I hook because it comforts me.

Today the studio has been full of visitors. We have taught a few people how to hook but others came for a yard of linen, or to pick up a new kit. Some fell in love with a swatch of wool and had to have it. Most are on their way somewhere. That is the lovely thing about Amherst, it is on the way if you travel through the maritimes. We are in the centre of NS, NB, and PEI. I love the sound the voices and the oohs and ahas that people make as they look around. It makes me feel special, like I did something! Having a small business here in town is a blessing for me. I love having somewhere to go! 

It is a real joy to see people come in and see in real life what they have been looking at on the internet. When it comes to life for them it is fun to be here and see it happen. I have been busy working on the private learning website for Pattern of the Month Club and WoolBox Club members. It is called Woolcake and will also be available as a separate subscription offering how to videos, lessons, tips and inspiration. It will be updated weekly. It is a lot of work but I am excited by it. I felt it was time to take this idea and run with it. It has been in the making for over three years. Usually I am good at getting things off the ground quickly but this one has been stewing a long time.

We have plenty of fun and foolishness here as you can se. Having Georgina and Denise constantly in everyday means that the studio has a lot more continuity. It also means for me that I have time to hook and to play with new ideas, and get pictures of us that make no sense what so ever.


When I think of the things that have inspired me lately I would have to say:

  • Maudie, the movie about Maude Lewis’s life.
  • The smell of wild roses.
  • A bunch of books about how to draw things.
  • The old Lighthouse in Spencer’s Island that is preserved by the community.
  • Driving my bicycle down the yellow line on old country roads with no cars around.

Well that is just a few things lately that got me rolling. I hope you are finding lots in your community to inspire you. That’s one of our jobs in life, to inspire each other.
That is my letter for today…..
As always, I am happy you read this, Thanks so much, Deanne


Pattern of the Month Club
Once a month you will get a surprise in the mail…

 Click on the above picture to hear Deanne describe the           Pattern of the Month Club

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Do not forget when you join  Pattern of the month  you get FREE access to
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Newsletter: Living Gratefully

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Baby Wave 12″ x 12″ $175.00

 

May we be grateful each day..

Coffee with Deanne 

Thank you for reading this newsletter. The fact that you bother and you mention to me that you did makes me want to keep writing and doing Coffee with Deanne. I am really pleased about turning fifty. I have to admit things have shifted in the last few years both physically and emotionally. We women are different in our fifties. I have been told that time and time again, now I know it to be true. I am grateful for time to play, like the time it takes to carry on the foolishness of making this bike. I am happy to be fifty, to see my daughter graduate from high school, and my son from university. The other day I rode 25 k on my bike, not the one shown below mind you. It is a pleasure to have time again to do things. Fifty looks pretty good to me. May it be a blessing to me, and may what ever age you are at, be a blessing to you.

Come visit the studio and see our yarn bombed bike!
Studio Products

This ultimate summertime kit features big, beautiful sunflowers with friendly brown faces and a little bird coming for a visit. The One and only sunflower kit comes in two sizes  The starter kit contains everything the regular kits do in addition to a 14″ hoop, a one-hour “How to Hook Rugs” DVD and pattern catalogue.  This rug is lovely for display at the cottage or in a country house.

One and Only Sunflower rug hooking kit 9″ x 14″ $89.95  

One and Only Sunflower rug hooking kit 20″ x 30″ $229.95

One and Only Sunflower Starter kit 20″ x 30″ $259.00

Inspirata from the Blog

Lime Mary 

Mary works here on Tuesdays. This week she is gone off on a short vacation. A few weeks ago she was tearing up a pile of green wool with her brightly coloured shirt on and it struck me as beautiful.

Finding the beautiful in the everyday.

Knowing it when you see it.

I am thankful for people like Mary,

who though retired likes to keeps busy, and works with me. Read More

Staff Picks…Good Books

Wayfaring Stranger by James Lee Burke 

“A sprawling historical epic full of courage and loyalty and optimism and good heartedness that reads like an ode to the American dream.” Recommended by Deanne.   

Flight Behaviour by Barbara Kingsolver 

“In the lyrical language of her native Appalachia, Barbara Kingsolver bares the rich, tarnished humanity of her novel’s inhabitants and unearths the modern complexities of rural existence.” Recommended by Megan

 

Let’s Eat… 

This week’s recipe is a favourite of Laurie’s dad Reg. Her mother used to bake them for him all the time and now Laurie and her sister Maureen take turns doing so.

Annie’s Oatmeal Raisin Muffins 

1 cup oatmeal

1 cup raisins

1/4 cup butter

Pour 1 cup boiling water over these ingredients. Let stand for 20 minutes.

then add:

1 cup brown sugar

2 beaten eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

and stir well.

then add:

1 cup flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. baking soda

pour into 12 muffins cups. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.

Could substitute other ingredients for the raisins. During the summer months Laurie and Maureen make them with blueberries. If doing so add the berries at the same time as you do the flour, not at the beginning with the butter and oatmeal.  Would likely also be good with walnuts or pecans.     

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

-love surprises

-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!) 

 

Online Learning

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.

$19.95
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.

$9.95
 

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 

 

       Have you visited our Wild With Wool Facebook Page?  We have over 2700 members and they are posting beautiful rugs everyday.  
Click on the icon at left to request an invitation.

 

Newsletter: Yarn Bombs Away!

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Yarn Bombs Away! 

Coffee with Deanne 

It was so much fun to spend the day with Laurie and Megan knitting for this bike. Was there any purpose to it? Not really . But I think having no purpose is sometimes the point. You just do it for the fun of it, the joy of it. Hooking is like that for you, and for me too really. I do it for the pleasure of it. It is great to do things just for fun, and here is the result…

Yarn Bombing by Deanne, Megan and Laurie 
Studio Products 

 

Summer Flowers Rug Hooking Ki $99

Megan and Mary are spending the day making up summer flowers kits. They’re yours for the picking.

This beautiful pillow top is easy to create. We include everything you need to hook the pillow top including hook, wool strips, lots of Wool/Yarn and fun textures, hand drawn pattern right on your backing, and colour key and instructions.

This warm, cozy pillow looks great on a couch,or a bed.It’s a great accent pillow. 15″ by 15″

Inspirata from the Blog

Knit Night Out 

We went to the Amherst Shore Country Inn.

We got all dressed up.

We knit before dinner.

One saucy husband asked his wife if she was going to her prom.

We laughed.

We ate.

We had fun.

Knitters Night Out.

Why not? Read More

Staff Picks…Good Books

Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger

A bizarre, gothic story of identical twins and a variety of strange characters.

Recommended by Laurie

Time by Andy Goldsworthy

Magical, beguiling photographs of the natural world. Recommended by Deanne.

Let’s Eat… 

Food is often our main topic of discussion here at the studio We love to eat and we’d love to share some of our favourite recipes with you.

Below is a tasty snack recipe contributed by Mary. 

Peanut Butter Energy Bites 

1 cup rolled oats

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/4 liquid honey

1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

1/2 finely cut dates

1/4 cup copped toasted almonds

Mix together well. Let chill for 45 minutes. Roll into small bite-size balls.

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

-love surprises

-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!) 

 

Online Learning

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.

$19.95
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.

$9.95
 

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 

 

       Have you visited our Wild With Wool Facebook Page?  We have over 2700 members and they are posting beautiful rugs everyday.  
Click on the icon at left to request an invitation.

Newsletter: June Blooms

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Softly on the Sea  #2 12.75 x 12.75 $175.00

June Blooms!

Coffee With Deanne

What a Great Week!

Creativity ebbs and flows. As summer approaches I am interested in primping the studio, making sure our front door is warm and welcoming. I like to focus on teaching all the people who come through how to hook. I am concerned that people who come from miles away have a good time when they get here. I don’t get the urge to start a big rug, but like to work on smaller pieces so that I can switch ideas fast if I want. Summer is about being hospitable. It is about enjoying the freshness of the season. It is about not missing out. I still hook of course. I always hook.

In the picture above you’ll see myself and the whole gang of rug hookers from Ohio, Virginia, Ontario, PEI and our own Springhill who stormed the studio for three days! We had a wonderful time creating, visiting, eating and getting to know each other better. The staff enjoyed all the excitement and working with every one of these beautiful, kind and talented women.

Are you a member of a rug hooking group or would like to be part of a group that gathers at the studio for a one-day or multi-day workshop with me? Just contact the studio and we can discuss the arrangements.

-Deanne

Studio Products 

June blooms with our Port Greville Poppy kits. Megan made a whole bunch of these beauties so you can create your own flowers. This are one of our most popular kits.

$199 

It’s blooming’ simple! Whether you’re searching for inspiration, instruction, or simply wish to be dazzled by the possibilities of modern rug hooking, my latest publication, Simply Modern published by Nimbus in 2014, is sure to delight.

$34.95 

Inspirata from the Blog

From My Studio Window 

It lasts only a few days, the apple blossoms on the tree outside my studio window.

Fleeting.

It is a word that we understand yet we can never truly understand how short the time can be.

This tree was this perfect only for a day or two. Read more

Staff Picks…Good Books

Mary recommends An Audience of Chairs by Joan Clarke.

Atlantic Canadian Joan Clark is one of North America’s best writers. 

Megan recommends The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo.

Learn how to organize your stash. 

Let’s Eat… 

Food is often our main topic of discussion here at the studio We love to eat and we’d love to share some of our favourite recipes with you.

Brenda makes this lovely confection often – last week she generously brought it to the studio to share with the Katie Allman workshop group.    

Easier Than Pie – Triple Coconut Cake

Cake

2 1/2 cups flour

1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

3 tsps. baking powder

1 tsp salt (optional)

3/4 cup butter – if salted butter is used you could omit the salt listed above

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

3 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 tsp.coconut extract

1 can – 400ml – coconut milk

Method:

Spray two 9″ round pans and line with parchment paper.

Sift flour, coconut and salt in a large bowl.

In another bowl, beat butter and sugar until fluffy.

Beat eggs in one at a time.

Add vanilla and coconut extracts.

With mixer on low beat the butter mixture into the flour mixture alternating with coconut milk.

Divide batter between the two pans. Smooth tops.

Bake for 30-35 minutes in 350 degree oven.

Cool completely before frosting.

Frosting

1 cup butter, softened

1 tsp coconut extract

dash of vanilla extract

3 cups icing sugar

1/2 cup melted and cooled white chocolate chips

1/4 cup milk

Beat butter in large bowl until creamy. Add coconut and vanilla extract, one cup of the icing sugar and the chocolate chips.

Beat for one minute then add the rest of the icing sugar alternating it with the milk. Beat until light, fluffy and smooth.

Place one layer of cake on large plate and spread frosting on top all the way to the edge. Put the second layer in place and frost the top of the cake, spreading the remaining frosting along the sides.

Sprinkle top with coconut.

This is a beautiful dessert.

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

-love surprises

-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!) 

Online Learning

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.

$19.95
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.

$9.95
 

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 

       Have you visited our Wild With Wool Facebook Page?  We have over 2700 members and they are posting beautiful rugs everyday.  
Click on the icon at left to request an invitation.

Newsletter – It’s Workshop Week!

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 Berries Under the Trees  12.75 x 24.75 $350.00 

 

It’s Workshop Week!

Coffee With Deanne

Yippee they are here. All week I was kinda wound up and over excited . I couldn’t hook, I couldn’t work but I could eat, let’s not go too far. I was so distracted because I had a crew coming for a workshop. We had ten from Ohio, two from Ontario, one from Springhill and one from PEI. I so appreciate people coming here to learn with me and I love being able to lay a hand on someone’s shoulder and lay the perfect piece of wool on their frame. I cannot do that online.Whether someone has come from down the road or travelled far, I appreciate the time they have taken to be with me. So all week I was saving up my energy for this beautiful group of women to arrive. Today I immersed myself in many different projects, many different stories and I learned a lot as well. Each person comes with a story and we sit next to each other and tell them, and for a community for a few days. I love watching their rugs emerge, their stories unravel, and their eyes light up as they learn. Thank you to everyone here today, thank you to anyone who has ever made the trek here to the studio. Right now I feel so lucky.

Hot Off the Frame! 

Studio Products 

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

Sheree had a little lamb…little lamb…little lamb   

Last Saturday I called Sheree Fitch to see if she was home I wanted to go for tea. It turns out she was going to be home all day because she was preparing her barn for her new arrivals. When I got there she was painting the inside of her little barn pink and purple so the lambs would have a happy home. Read more

Staff Picks…Good Books

Ahab’s Wife:Or the Star-Gazer by Sena Jeter Naslund says Laurie 

A prequel/sequel to Moby Dick and a masterpiece in its own right.  

                                    

Revival by Stephen King says Brenda 

What’s for lunch… 

At the studio we spend many of our lunch breaks discussing food, inspecting the food the others bring for lunch (mostly leftovers) and asking each other what’s 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 Deanne who made it for supper last Sunday then ate the whole thing by herself. Very yummy.   

Kinda Eggplant Parmesan

1 eggplant
1 cup leftover spagetti sauce
1/4 cup parmesan
1/4 cup mozzarella

Spread olive oil on pizza pan

Slice eggplant about one quarter inch thick
Sprinkle  each slice with parmesan
Then spoon spagetti sauce on top

Bake at 400 for fifteen minutes

Top with mozzarella then bake for ten minutes more

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

-love surprises

-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!) 

 

Online Learning

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.

$19.95
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.

$9.95
 

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 

 

       Have you visited our Wild With Wool Facebook Page?  We have over 2700 members and they are posting beautiful rugs everyday.  
Click on the icon at left to request an invitation.

Newsletter – Build Your Landscape Stash!

 

 

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 Red Leaves at the Sea 57″ x 57″ $3800 

Build Your Landscape Stash!

Coffee With Deanne

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.

Studio Products 

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

4 eggs

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.

Four servings.

This makes its own crust.

Note:

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.

From:

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

-love surprises

-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!) 

Online Learning

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.

$19.95
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.

$9.95
 

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 

       Have you visited our Wild With Wool Facebook Page?  We have over 2700 members and they are posting beautiful rugs everyday.  
Click on the icon at left to request an invitation.

Newsletter – The Mystery of the Finish

The Mystery of the Finish

This morning I bounded out of bed because I think I am about to finish a really big rug. It is two very large sails that I sat under as we took a ride in the Caribbean, my first vacation in ten years. Don’t feel bad for me, my job is a bit of a vacation. Though I spent over a month making that rug I really have no idea how it will turn out. I am working from a picture in my head, the real thing is a mystery. It reminds me of the Iris Dement song, “Let the mystery be.” which is about religion and spirituality. I think it goes for creativity too. It is part of the letting go, the knowledge that you cannot control what you are making completely. You just put yourself into it, immerse yourself and accept what happens. Another metaphor for life, another reason why people say art is life. I hope this spring that each of you has something that you are immersed in because life is so much better when you do. I need to be engaged, immersed, excited by what there is to do in front of me. When I am it makes me happy.This morning I am happy to finish and reveal this little mystery sitting before me.What are you engaged in? Where is your rug going? What is your next project. That is the beauty of finishing…a new beginning.

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.

$24.95 

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 

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. 
 If you would like to purchase the Five Trees Pattern you will find that here.

You can also purchase a complete kit with the pattern and cut wool for the Five Trees here.

Inspirata from the Blog

Recipe for Studio Oatcakes

Dear Diary , for years I made these oatcakes…the one shown here were made by my faithful friend Jane Allen, who makes them for me during our workshops. It is a recipe found in a church cookbook at the little Anglican Church where I was married, and my children were baptised. It was submitted by my friend’s mother, Mrs. Sheila Sanford.

When Jane makes them she adds a little extra sugar. She has never said that but I can just tell. They are delicious either way …read more

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

-love surprises

-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!) 

 

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.

$19.95
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.

$9.95 

 

       Have you visited our Wild With Wool Facebook Page?  We have over 2700 members and they are posting beautiful rugs everyday.  
Click on the icon at left to request an invitation.

 

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.

$24.95 

 

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.

$19.95

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.

$9.95 

 

       Have you visited our Wild With Wool Facebook Page?  We have over 2600 members and they are posting beautiful rugs everyday.  
Click on the icon at left to request an invitation.

Newsletter: Two New Online Lessons for You!

Hello there,
I know that some of you live in warm places and will hardly believe it when I tell you that it’s snowing here in Nova Scotia today, but it’s true. We’re all still going around in hand-knit sweaters. Tonight at my knitting group I’ll be working on a fisherman’s toque. I’ll probably have to wear it home.

Yesterday morning I rushed in to the studio to work on my big sails rug that I have on the frame. It’s inspired by my recent little vacation. I’m using tans, creams and dull teals instead of the whites and blues that I actually saw – that’s my prerogative as the maker. It’s one of the joys of rug hooking to be able to make those kinds of changes on your own whim.

I am often asked about how I hook. A few years ago I created an online course called Wild with Wool and taught many people how I hook. It was so exciting to work with people all over the world and show them just how I approach all areas of my rug hooking, from gathering the fabric, to dying the wool, to finishing. This course is now online and available to purchase anytime. After you buy the Wild with Wool tutorial, it’s yours to keep forever and you can work away on it at your own pace. I am a big online learner myself and believe in the value of it. I have bought courses and learned so much. I encourage you to try this and other of my online courses. 
Today in the studio we were packing up our pattern of the month club to send out and I am working on a special writing project that I’ll share more about later.

It is a good day to be inside and busy!

Deanne

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

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. 
 If you would like to purchase the Five Trees Pattern you will find that here.

You can also purchase a complete kit with the pattern and cut wool for the Five Trees here.

Bundles of colour, bundles of fun!!


Mystery Bundle with pattern $99 includes shipping 

You’ll love receiving our mystery bundle in the mail! Each month is a new adventure in colour and texture as you add to your stash and expand your fabric library. It’s a bundle of inspiration and new beginnings.  
Making time Journal
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.

Making Time Journal
$24.95 

We still have Bracelets!  These bracelets are locally made of pewter and feature an open cuff style so they will fit all wrists.

We hope this will be the first bracelet in a series, so don’t miss out on this one.

You can buy  here for $24.95 (now includes shipping)

So get your shopping done….

visit us at

www.hookingrugs.com

to place your order or order over the phone at

1-800-328-7756

or shop at our studio in person !

 

Inspirata from the Blog…

SAGE 

I chose the word sage, not because it grows outside my door, not because it goes great pan fried in butter over ravioli, but because it has a dual meaning.

Sage is a herb often rolled together and burnt  and used in smudging ceremonies to heal negative thoughts. That is interesting but not the reason I chose it.

Sage smells beautiful. It is a beautiful colour. More great reasons to choose it for this word rug, but not mine.

I chose it because it also means someone who imparts wisdom, and we all need a sage in our life.
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.

$19.95
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.

$9.95 

 

       Have you visited our Wild With Wool Facebook Page?  We have over 2700 members and they are posting beautiful rugs everyday.  
Click on the icon at left to request an invitation.

Coffee with Deanne

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

Deanne’s back from vacation and all rested up! Look out, she has lots of plans for the coming months. Stay tuned…

Spring Fling Bundle $54.95 

Bundle Up For Spring! 

Spring is a time of renewal and of reawakening and what better way to be refreshed,revitalized and re-inspired than with a new pattern interpreted with lovely spring-themed colours and textures.    

We are famous for our beautiful bundles of wool, silk, yarn and fleece. The fabrics we choose contrast and complement each other in bursts of textures and colours that make your hooked creation a unique work of art.    

Look at these lovely bundles just waiting for your hook!  Take a moment to imagine what you could create from the two spring-themed bundles pictured here or any of the others featured on our website – buy now and get started on your new spring project.  

  

Spring Fields Bundle 54.95 

The beauty of the bundle is in its colours and textures. Your rug’s bright skies, budding flowers and young grasses come alive with our spring-inspired bundles. What better time to create a new spring scene.

Mystery Bundle with pattern $99 includes shipping 

You’ll love receiving our mystery bundle in the mail! Each month is a new adventure in colour and texture as you add to your stash and expand your fabric library. It’s a bundle of inspiration and new beginnings.  

Hot off the frame!

Making it to the Mountain 12.75″ x 24.75″  $350.00 

Goldenrod by the sea 12.75″ x 24.75″  $350.00  

We still have Bracelets!  These bracelets are locally made of pewter and feature an open cuff style so they will fit all wrists.

We hope this will be the first bracelet in a series, so don’t miss out on this one.

You can buy  here for $24.95 (now includes shipping)

So get your shopping done….

visit us at

www.hookingrugs.com

to place your order or order over the phone at

1-800-328-7756

or shop at our studio in person !

 

Inspirata from the Blog…

Sometimes when I look back over things I have made I can hardly believe my hands were involved with it. Do you ever experience that?

These rugs were some of my first attempts at Abstract and modern design. They have all been sold except for my Chasing Klimt, the first picture you see here.

I like to review my work, whether it’s rugs , or just the growth of the studio. It makes you feel like you have been somewhere and that there are places left to go.  Review is important, whether it is your sketch books, your scrapbooks, old pictures… read more.

Wild With Wool Online Tutorial is now available for $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.

$19.95
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.

$9.95 

 

       Have you visited our Wild With Wool Facebook Page?  We have over 2600 members and they are posting beautiful rugs everyday.  
Click on the icon at left to request an invitation.

 

Wild With Wool Online Tutorial Now Available

 

Wild With Wool Online Tutorial is now available for $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 

We still have bracelets! These bracelets are locally made of pewter and feature an open cuff style so they will fit all wrists.

We hope this will be the first bracelet in a series, so don’t miss out on this one.

You can buy  here for $24.95 (now includes shipping)

visit us at

www.hookingrugs.com

to place your order or order over the phone at

1-800-328-7756

or shop at our studio in person !

 

Inspirata from the Blog…

Dear Diary, I have had lots of interesting responses and conversations about the question I posed Why have knitting and quilting have become so popular, while rug hooking remains more obscure. Today I even got a beautiful handwritten letter in the mail from Carrie Clem a reader in Aylesford , Nova Scotia. In it she asked me to write a bit about when I was a young mother with small chidren and how I managed to work at that time…read more

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.

$19.95
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.

$9.95 

 

       Have you visited our Wild With Wool Facebook Page?  We have over 2600 members and they are posting beautiful rugs everyday.  
Click on the icon at left to request an invitation.

 

 

We Have a New Website!

 

 

Deanne’s Diary…

Change is hard for me. I don’t change my furniture at the house very often. Sometimes when I am home alone at night I leave the lights in the house off except for the knitting lamp next to wear I am sitting. My daughter will walk and call out, “Why are all the lights off?”

I find it comforting to be inside cozy in the dark.  I can walk through the whole house in the dark only occasionally bumping a leg. It’s great. I know where everythings at.

 

The studio is different though, it is always changing and I have to be okay with that. We have to keep up with the technology online and create comfort and ease with our online shopping cart.

Today though when our webmaster clicked a button and switched us to a new online shopping cart I got a scared feeling. There was a tightness in my throat but as soon as the first order came through it went away. Then it just felt like things would be okay.

We have been working on this new cart for months and we still have a lot to learn. As soon as that order came in  through the cart and Megan printed off the shipping label I was exited to go into learning mode. I love learning mode…don’t you?

When you get to the point where you can figure things out on your own by reading and researching. As soon as you get into learning mode you are on your way.

So you’ll notice a difference in our online shopping cart. It is simpler and cleaner looking. Our new check out is all on one page and it works better.  Even though you might have been a customer already, you’ll have to fill out your info again to set up a new account.

There will be a few bugs to work out so if you see a problem or encounter a glitch just email us or call us and we’ll get it fixed. We are working away here every day and will be happy to hear from you. – Deanne

Coffee With Deanne – Episode 17 – We Have a New Website!…click on the video below to watch…and subscribe to My Youtube Channel!

Inspirata from the Blog…

 Bread is part of every culture. It has always been part of mine. I have a big silver bread  pan that my mother used to put dough in rise. She made traditional loaves of bread, with three buns. With the last bits of dough she would make a tiny loaf for me when I was a child; a loaf that could be cut as soon as it came from the oven and loaded with Eversweet Margarine.  There was no butter, except in early summer when it was made fresh on the Cape Shore…read more

New Online Course: Work Along with Deanne on “Five Trees”
You Can still Purchase the online Course until Saturday, February 28!
 I’ll write down and record all my thoughts and ideas as i make the rug so that you can see the process of creating as you hook along to the same design during the month of March.

All ten lessons with videos will be yours to keep forever and you can work along at your own pace or you can complete the whole rug during the five weeks. I’ll be offering some special tips on hooking more quickly and finishing projects to keep you inspired. It will begin on March 1.  You will be sent 2 lessons per week by email.  

The 10 lessons will include colour images,  written instructions, and video.

 You can also get feedback about your rug along with any of your questions answered by email. 

You can buy the Online Course “Five Trees Work Along with Deanne” for $49.95 

About Our New Website:The new shopping cart will make browsing and shopping more easy and enjoyable.  In order to make a purchase you will need to create a new username and password – We recommend using the same username and password that you used before on our site. Of course with any new system, there is bound to be glitches…If you have any trouble completing your order please call us at  1-800-328-7756 – we are happy to help

Online Courses:

If you have previously bought an Online Course (not including the Five Trees) you will be able to access it by going to http://www.hookingrugs.com, clicking on “shop”, then  “Online Learning” in the top left hand corner, then select the course you have purchased and want to access.  At that point you will need to enter your old username and password to access the course.

Special Promotion to Celebrate our new Website!

To celebrate the launching of our new website we are offering our most popular kit, “Poppies on  the Edge of Town” with free shipping for a limited time!

We have two sizes for this kit:

Buy Poppies on the Edge of Town Kit 12×16″ with Free Shipping for $99.95 

Buy Poppies on the Edge of Town Kit 24×30″ with Free Shipping for $269.00 

       Have you visited our Wild With Wool Facebook Page?  We have over 2000 members and they are posting beautiful rugs everyday.  
Click on the icon at left to request an invitation.