Hooking Rugs with Deanne Fitzpatrick

August 30, 2012 by
Filed under: Traditional Rugs 

Deanne Fitpatrick shows her rug hooking studio in Amherst, Nova Scotia and has a demonstration of rug hooking techniques.


12 Comments on Hooking Rugs with Deanne Fitzpatrick

  1. lantanada on Thu, 30th Aug 2012 4:21 pm

    I think it is called the Cheticamp frame.

  2. chvardy on Thu, 30th Aug 2012 4:36 pm

    What was the name of your frame?

  3. leananshae on Thu, 30th Aug 2012 4:40 pm

    Nope. Persian rugs are knotted, that is, short lengths of wool or sild thread are laced into backing material, both ends are pulled through the front, knotted (by little hands for the nice rugs — that’s why traditionally most of the workers are either small women or little children!) and then, after an area is complete, carpet sheers are used to trim the tufts to the correct pile height. Hooked rugs originate in North America… this craft is part of our heritage in the US and Canada!

  4. jreden on Thu, 30th Aug 2012 5:29 pm

    thanks, Deanna…that was a great quick video on rug hooking.

  5. zakleen on Thu, 30th Aug 2012 6:00 pm

    I think this is how persian rugs are made.thanks for showing us such a nice work.You are really a warm tender artist,keep on the nice work,you are talented and warm.very warm.

  6. unefemmevivante on Thu, 30th Aug 2012 6:14 pm

    Great Video from a very warm and talented artist! The wool fabric is cut into strips, either using a “cutter” or scissors. This wool strip is pulled up from underneath the burlap to the surface to make a loop. As each loop is pulled up to the surface, they hold each other in.

  7. bozomahoney on Thu, 30th Aug 2012 6:21 pm

    you’re not making knots…how does it stay? also, you say “wool cloth”…is it cloth that has been cut into strips? or just wool yarn ??? i don’t understand..i can’t seem to find anyone or any information on this…maybe i’ll go to my local library…

  8. deannefitz on Thu, 30th Aug 2012 6:52 pm

    Hi, I enjoyed seeing those spirited rugs and the beautiful location you held your show in. Thanks for showing me.

  9. lehandworks on Thu, 30th Aug 2012 6:53 pm

    So cool to see you and your studio! Check out my channel. I have posted a recent rug show we held in Washington state for the Las Rancheritas of Augustin Gonzales. The mexican women use whatever is available and many of the mats came hooked with polar fleece, t-shirts and wool. Really beautiful.
    The show was a huge success.

  10. deannefitz on Thu, 30th Aug 2012 7:36 pm

    It is the packing of the lops together in the fine holes of the burlap that keeps it from unravelling.

  11. vintagegarden on Thu, 30th Aug 2012 8:09 pm

    I love your work and hope to see more! 🙂

  12. TsgtNan on Thu, 30th Aug 2012 8:43 pm

    How do you keep it from unraveling? I have done some crocheted rag rugs, locker hook rugs? I love this technique because of the design abilities.

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