I’ve landed!



A very exciting and busy month I had on the road. My trusty little van and “I” travelled to Punta Gorda Fl for a wonderful 2 days at the Searsport Hookin. Both days I taught a mini class and and met mostly new people to add to “Hookers”! I even had Paulette from up my way.

I will teaching and vending again next Feb at their venue.
New ideas to explore and another folk art class!

Packed that van and headed to Naples for the Naples Quilt Guild show. A demo on 3d wool embellishments. When I packed from there I headed to my brother and sister-in-laws in Ocala for a short rest. Cold and rain but a comfy bed and great hospitality! By the way Judy helped me and managed the cash register and sales. Could not have done it with out her.
Back in the car and drove to Michigan with a stop in Tipp City Ohio and visited Sally and Steve at the Gallery. What a great time playing a more than fun Bingo game with dancing and wonderful people. I won earplugs but traded them as I don’t hear myself snore.
Wonderful couple!! Attended church with them in am and off to southern Mi. Picked up Colleen from Northwater Quilts and we headed to Lancaster Pa to AQA show to vend. Another great time meeting new people and seeing Mike and Sue from Hearts To Holly Quilt Shop here in Charlevoix. Had fun shopping and enjoying this wonderful town.
“On the road again” and headed home sweet home!

I must say I gathered much inspiration from all of the art around me!
New ideas I need to get off the ground before the weather breaks (yes it will eventually)!

Keep posted as I have new events coming here at the studio, 6 weeks class to begin on April 10: We will be hooking a Rooster with Prodding, and other combined techniques.

I will be having a big studio sale after Easter with lots of wool, hooking items, patterns at big savings!

The FALL HARVEST HOOKIN is in the plans and will let you know it is the first weekend in Oct, so mark your calendars Oct 3 & 4th.
Alice Strebel will be our guest speaker and class on Friday!
Check back often for more details and mark the date!!!!

Florida Sand Pail Pillow

Mark your calendars for Feb. 26/27 for Searsport Hook In in Punta Gorda!

Vending and classes for both days. I will be teaching a  Florida Sand Pail Pillow class  on primitive shading and embellished with shells, and a wool beading technique.

Additionally I will be teaching a folk art mat in the Magdalena style. Sorry this class is full, but kits will be available in my booth for purchase.

Sand Pail Pillow


Last Fall Harvest



The last fall harvest I gathered fruits that I want to experiment with in dying. The colors are beautiful and would like to capture them as is, but there is more than what meets the eye!
Wild grapes were hard to spot when all the leaves have fallen off of the vines and they are hidden against same values of late fall.The rich deep colors of grapes yield quite a bit of juice. I cooked down enough for a batch of grape jelly and a quart of juice for dying.
After scouring the countryside I found sumac at it’s peak with it.s deep crimson red berries that appear as velvet and feel that way also. I cooked a large bag. Adding quite a bit of water for moisture, the results of color looks yummy. It will come out a soft reddish brown.
The large walnut tree in the back yard offered a bucket of walnuts for a deep black brown. I love to use it in very light values.
Now to the dye pot to see the results. Maybe next year I will start sooner.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

– DeEtta

3rd Annual Hook In

The Hook In is just one week away!   Maureen Mousley our guest speaker, will inspire you with color and a great flair for her rug hooking art.  Maureen has taught and won many art awards. Don’t miss out on hearing her inspiration!

    Hook In   Sat. Oct. 5     10:00 – 3:00      $23  pre registration required!

   First Congregational Church

   101 State ST,  Charlevoix, Mi

  lunch, guest speaker, vendors, door prizes, rug show!  bring your rugs to display.

  more info:  DeEtta Gilland   941-740-4019  or fiddlehead finery@gmail.com



  First Congregational Church 

  101 State St

  Charlevoix, Mi