So today, while I was hooking, I watched Deanne Fitzpatrick’s “Hooking Rugs”. I love listening to Deanne. There is something about her voice that is so soothing and reassuring. Maybe it’s that Nova Scotian (?) accent. Whatever it is, it is a delight to watch her on DVD or on YouTube, where she has quite a few short videos.
“Hooking Rugs” covers how to hook rug from the very basics, using Deanne’s characteristic style and materials. I loved this style of rug hooking from the moment I first saw it. But did not have a clue how to achieve it until I visited her shop in Amherst, NS, and saw her rugs close up. After that the floodgates opened. BUT, I was short on supplies. It’s taken me a few years to figure out suppliers and such, but I am now in a position where I gladly hook using similar materials and technique. Hopefully I will develop my own style as time goes by.
I really hope Deanne does more DVDs in the future. She is very photographic and genuine in all her videos and DVDs.