With over two decades of experience as a rug-hooker, studio-owner, and teacher, celebrated fabric artist Deanne Fitzpatrick introduces readers to the possibilities of modern rug-hooking design.
Rug-hookers of all levels will find Fitzpatrick’s instructional narratives and step-by-step methods for creating everything from themed rugs to pillows to ornaments an accessible and inspirational introduction to the craft. Tips and techniques such as how to choose and dye your own materials, achieving texture and shape, transferring patterns, outlining and blending, finding inspiration, and cultivating your creative process to develop an authentic style are interspersed with passages on the author’s artistic process.
Features over 100 colour photographs of Fitzpatrick’s own projects and techniques, providing readers with reference points for turning their own experiences into gorgeous rug-hooked art.
Deanne Fitzpatrick is renowned worldwide for her stunning rugs and patterns. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and the Canadian Museum of Civilization, and she is the author of East Coast Rug-Hooking Designs, Hook Me a Story, and Inspired Rug-Hooking. She works from her studio in downtown Amherst, Nova Scotia, and she writes and teaches on her website, hookingrugs.com.