Rug Hooking Magazine and Ampry Publishing LLC have just released a new book titled Rug Hooking with Deanne Fitzpatrick.
Featuring over forty of her rugs, this colorful book traces the history of Deanne’s rug hooking and the evolution of her style. It’s a compendium of the articles Deanne has written for Rug Hooking Magazine over the years, which offer her personal tips on how she creates her most iconic designs. Skies, water, poppies, people, rugs that tell a story. She discusses how to choose colors and fibers to create the essence of these design elements.
Deanne’s early years in Newfoundland instilled her love of the sea and the huge sky around her. Now in Nova Scotia, the sea and sky and the people in her life are foremost in her rug designs. Her rugs are such a part of her and she shares tips on creating one’s own style by looking around as we are out in our own part of the world. She says, “You need to be a student of the landscape you want to recreate”. As an artist, Deanne knows the importance of being aware of one’s surroundings and using a sketchbook to record ideas.
BOOK GIVEAWAY: I am excited to have a copy of Rug Hooking with Deanne Fitzpatrick to give away. To get your name in the drawing, please leave a comment on this blog post on my website. Be sure to sign in to leave your comment, so I will have your email address to contact you if you win. [Your email address will not be used for any other purpose]. The drawing will be held on Sunday, August 14 at Noon [EDT]. I will announce the lucky winner in my blog on Monday, August 15, 2016. Good luck!
There's a lot of beauty out there and in the rugs of Deanne Fitzpatrick!