June Calendar

It’s a bit sporadic as I will be in Michigan for family gatherings and Rug Camp in Manistee.

Thursday open: June 2, 9 and 30

Friday: appointment only

Friday June 3: Beginning Rug Hooking Class, 10:00 – 3:00

Saturdays open: 10:00 – 4:00

Other days of the week, please call ahead and if available I will open for you.



Spring Reflection

May 9, 2022

Writing from the studio this spring day. Sun is shinning through the window, blades of green grass are appearing and buds are forming on the trees.

Our wildlife are all back and as happy as we are to feel the warm of the sun again.

Deer, a friendly momma fox, birds and squirrels and the peepers made themselves known near the pond. Soon the they will be a full chorus here at Frog Song Lodge.

Inside, the studio is in full bloom with stacks of newly dyed wool from the entire color wheel . New patterns for hooking are stocked along with hooking frames, hooks, all the accessories, including classes and color planning your next project .

Primitive wool applique patterns by Cee Rafuse and Traditional Designs by Crane Designs.  

Valdani threads for your wool applique and punch needle .  Ultra Punch needles and hoops . Come browse the store and be inspired .

What’s New at the Studio?

The door continues to swing back and forth, hands full of hooking equipment and new purchases! Many new visitors come with the promise of coming back to join our “play days”. Our summer residents, like us, are waiting for spring.

This winter we hosted a 3-day workshop, hooking classes, a braiding workshop, needle felting lessons, numerous Thursday and Friday hooking sessions, and Needle Play Saturday.

The dye kitchen is steaming again to replenish the shelves with one-of-a-kind hand-dyed wool. 70 new yards on it’s way! Color planning available for your next project whether it be wool applique or hooking.

New inventory being added weekly. Let us know what you would like to see available here. We will do what we can to help.  Please check out the wonderful inventory we have in stock in the shop: 

  • Wool Applique Patterns/Crane Designs
  • Hooking Patterns/Fiddlehead Finery/Kindred Spirit
  • Primitive, contemporary, traditional
  • Valdani Thread/Cross Stitch patterns/needles
  • Punch Needles
  • Rug hooks/needles/HandWoven hooking utility baskets/Swivel Rug Frames/Rug Tape/embellishing fibers/Felting Needles
  • Miscellaneous: handmade cards/bowlfillers

New inventory being added weekly. Let us know what you would like to see available here. We will do what we can to help. Please check out the wonderful inventory we have in stock in the shop

Join us on Thursdays for open hooking, no instruction. Set up a time for private instruction. Fridays we hook when classes are not scheduled.

Needle Play Saturday is great fun with the variety of needle work created by participants. It is a day for meeting new and old friends and being inspired by the variety of needle work!

Stay tuned for wool clubs coming soon. Wool Applique and Pennies Club.

See you soon! 

Please call ahead to be sure we are open: 


Fiddlehead Finery

5869 River Rd.

Eagle River, WI 54521


A Fun Time Was Had By All

Rug Braiding Class at Fiddlehead Finery

Eight of us gathered for a braiding class at the studio last week. Terri Schaeffer taught us the technique of adding a finish to our rugs once they were complete or nearly complete.

We started by choosing the wool from shelves stacked with wonderful wool choices, tearing the wool into long strips that were sewn together and braided with the proper equipment and braiding technique.

Everyone’s hands were diligently braiding one strip over the other until they were long enough to go around the edge of the rug. Next was the lacing and the final finish of binding the back. Thanks, Terri, for a great study from DeEtta, Kaz, Karen, Patty, Lainey, Barb, and Chris.

Terri teaching Karen how to begin her braid with her three prepared strips of wool.
DeEtta working diligently on braiding her wool strips.
Kaz busily braiding.
Terri showing Patty how to lay the braid out around her rug before sewing it in place.
Terri showing the class how to attach their finished braids to their hooked rugs

A Great Feeling!

What a great feeling to have the new studio organized and up & running! After several years in-the-making, it is in full swing! More wool for hooking, Valdani Threads for wool applique and punch needle, patterns, frames, hooks, etc. Needlework designers patterns: Judith Plays Hooky, Primitive Spirit, Fiddlehead Finery, and more to come!

Is it a process and a journey building a studio? It evolves over time…handmade greeting cards and gift certificate envelopes, bowl fillers, etc. We are a working studio with regular hours:

  • Thursdays: 10 am – 4 pm Open hooking, shop, no instruction, bring your hooking and share the fun with others!
  • Fridays: 10 am – 4 pm Visit and find that perfect pattern and wool to go with it, for all your projects!
  • Saturdays: 10 am – 4 pm Bring your needlework of any kind and enjoy the studio and friendships!

Snuggle up in the woods, but close to town! Watch for the Fiddlehead Finery signs!

Bye for now!

– DeEtta

The Waning of October

The days are getting shorter and my favorite time of the day is to wake very early, lighting little candles with a soft glow, to plan a new day. The quiet morning with the pitter-patter of rain on the cabin roof is so soothing this early morning. A great weekend ahead at the studio today with hooking friends who are working on their rugs. It’s always nice to be back on schedule and see what everyone is working on.

A nice group has confirmed their attendance for today. Fridays are open to classes for individuals or groups. Last Friday, Sara spent the morning for a class on color, as she designs a needlepoint project. Color is a wonderful inspiration in everything we do! An expected visitor is coming to spend time on Friday to further her knowledge in rug hooking and do some shopping! Saturday is “Needle Play Saturday” and a few old friends are stopping by to play!

The studio is open to everyone for your rug hooking needs! Wool: hand-dyed, special orders, and off-the-bolt! All are pre-washed and ready to hook! There are also all kinds of extras as well: frames, hooks, linen, wool applique, Valdani threads, DMC threads, rug hooking patterns, and gifts! Stop by and have a cup!

Be sure to let me know what classes you would like and we can arrange that! Braiding, Christmas In Wool, and Wool Applique classes are in the works!

It’s always beautiful here in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, so grab a girlfriend(s) and a tank of gas! Fiddlehead Finery is a happy place to come, create, and forget your cares for a few days!

See you soon!


STORE CLOSED – October 9, 2021

Just a note to say that the studio will be closed this Saturday, October 9, 2021 due to a death in the family.

Regular studio hours will resume next week:

Thursday: Open hooking 10 am – 4 pm

Friday: 10 am – 4 pm

Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm Needle Play! Bring your needle projects and hook, stitch, or knit/crochet away!

See you then, my friends!


Gearing Up for Fall!

Is this the same space as when I posted in August? NO! I have wool, wool, and more wool….so much so that I have run out of space to display it all! I guess I can’t complain…who doesn’t love WOOL?

Grand Opening Date

I will be celebrating the opening of my new studio on Saturday, October 2, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.! Along with the opening, the Cranberry Fest will be going on in Eagle River! There will be events galore during the festival! When you want to get away from the crowds, drive down a quiet road to the new studio! It’s located on the left of the drive before the house. (Please park in front of the building so the sides can be used for turning around!) Stay tuned…more information on the Grand Opening coming soon!

*New Items*

I am adding new items into the studio made from some very talented artists you won’t find in Wisconsin! Stop by and take a look:

  • Needle Case Kits – by Judith
  • Wool Bowl Fillers – by Jan
  • Punch Needle Patterns – by Jo
  • Rug Hooking Patterns – by Karen
  • Hand-made Greeting Cards – by Kathy & Cindy

Standing Studio Events

If you’re not sure what tradition rug hooking is, we’ll be demonstrating this art and have many samples displayed to view. Patterns designed by DeEtta, are available, along with class opportunities.

  • Every Thursday: “Open Hooking” – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    • No instruction given
    • Private classes available by scheduling ahead @ $25.00/hr.
  • 1st Saturday of the Month: “Needle Play Saturday” – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    • Come join us with your hooking, punch needle, hand quilting, wool applique, knitting, etc. Share ideas, show-n-tell, along with the latest needlework supplies with samples & inspiration! Maybe you have another needle art you would like to share!

Mark your calendars! Come play at Fiddlehead Finery! Bring a little lunch. Coffee, tea, and cider will be available…maybe a treat now & then! Garry makes THE BEST Short Bread!

Other Services Available

  • Group / Private Classes
  • Color Planning
  • Special-order Dying

New Class Schedule Coming Soon!

  • Understanding & Playing with Color
  • Rug Braiding
  • “Spooly” hooked Door Witch
  • Wool Applique

For more information, you can find me on Facebook by searching for DeEtta BeeBe, Fiddlehead Finery, or The Hook and Needle

Ta Ta For Now!


A New Studio!

Another new adventure in life! A large studio for creativity and a special place that calls an artist to create!

Quiet, bright, happy, full of supplies, stacks of beautiful wool, hooking & wool applique patterns, needle art, completed rugs displayed on the walls, happy music, serene views….

I am counting my blessings! How does this all happen? A vision, believing in yourself, trusting that you will find it all right within yourself from the gifts given by our Creator. Gifts are to be shared and my cup is overflowing!

A big welcome to all who feel the same or are looking to see the artist within themselves. I can help you unlock that door! The studio will be open soon, as a few glitches are fixed…I will keep you posted. The big kick-off will be the annual September workshop here at Frog Song Lodge where Fiddlehead Finery is located.

Northwoods Rug Hooking Workshop – September 23-25, 2021

Join DeEtta Beebe and Terri Schaefer to put a twist on finishing rugs! Bring a rug in progress or order a pattern from Fiddlehead Finery. Color planning and guidance from both McGown Certified teachers! There are a few spaces still available for this fun-filled workshop! You can find information about this workshop by clicking on the “Events” button at the top of the website. For more information, send me an email at: fiddleheadfinery@gmail.com.

See you soon!