Bringing you the best of North American rug hooking and the artisan life.

Welcome to Parris House Wool Works!

This is your home for North American rug hooking, fiber art and craft, and the modern practice of heritage skills.

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Good Wednesday morning. What are you all planning to cook for Thanksgiving? I have not even food shopped yet, so suffice it to say it's going to be a busy day. My two undergrad sons are driving home today from RIT and RPI in NY and I'm menu planning, shopping, and baking. Have a favorite recipe you'd like to share with our crafting community? Post it (and maybe a pic too!) in the comment section! ... See MoreSee Less

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Fantastic initiative. The topic of sexual harrassment came up at Tuesday group today, and as with so many topics that come up in our group, was thoughtfully discussed with experiences shared. The first time I went to Sharon Springs, NY I could see that the area faces many of the same challenges we see in rural Maine. In these areas, it's not so easy to just quit an available job, which is tragic if a woman is being harrassed on that job. Josh and Brent have an idea for helping to solve that problem. Read on below. ... See MoreSee Less

Beekman 1802 is a #metoostep2 company. As the owners of a small business in a jobs-challenged rural area, we've been thinking a lot about the recent sexual harassment national awakening. While we're...

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Tuesday group hooker Irene Adams brought in this finished piece today, framed by her husband, Ron Adams of Bear Pond Wood Works. Pattern by Connie Fletcher of Seven Gables Designs. To purchase this pattern go to: www.etsy.com/listing/492604387/hooked-rug-pattern-rug-hooking-pattern?ref=shop_home_active_5 ... See MoreSee Less

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Upcoming Events

Feb
3
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9:00 am Beginner Hooking Class – Spring ... @ Parris House Wool Works
Beginner Hooking Class – Spring ... @ Parris House Wool Works
Feb 3 @ 9:00 am – Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm
Beginner Hooking Class - Spring Goats @ Parris House Wool Works
Would you like to learn the heritage art of North American rug hooking in an easy going, relaxed environment? February through May is the time baby goats are born, and this hooking pattern was inspired by this special time of year. Join us for a two session spring hooking class where our project is the ... Read more...
Feb
17
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9:00 am Beginner Dye Class @ Parris House Wool Works
Beginner Dye Class @ Parris House Wool Works
Feb 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Beginner Dye Class @ Parris House Wool Works
Join rug hooker and teacher Elizabeth Miller for this beginner class in wool dyeing!  We will introduce pot dyeing, microwave dyeing, and casserole dyeing.   You will leave with a full yard of your own beautiful hand dyes, a printed booklet for reference at home, and a great new hobby!  Class includes all materials.  Click ... Read more...
Mar
10
Sat
9:00 am Beginner Cold Process Soap Making @ Parris House Wool Works
Beginner Cold Process Soap Making @ Parris House Wool Works
Mar 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Beginner Cold Process Soap Making @ Parris House Wool Works
  Join Beth’s other half, Bill Miller, for a fun morning of cold process soap making. We will be making an all natural cold process soap recipe using vegetable oils for the base and essential oils for the scents. These soaps are vegan friendly! Each student will leave with a 2 lb. soap wood soap ... Read more...
Mar
24
Sat
9:00 am Making Wool Needle Felted Scente... @ Parris House Wool Works
Making Wool Needle Felted Scente... @ Parris House Wool Works
Mar 24 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Making Wool Needle Felted Scented Buckwheat Sachet Pillows @ Parris House Wool Works
Join teacher/fiber artist Beth Miller just in time to celebrate the arrival spring with these freshly scented sachet pillows! These are small (4 x 4 or 4 x 6 inch) sachet pillows using your choice of base wool and a wide variety of wool roving colors to make a design and then needle felt it ... Read more...
Apr
7
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9:00 am Yes, You Are & Yes, You Can – Be... @ Parris House Wool Works
Yes, You Are & Yes, You Can – Be... @ Parris House Wool Works
Apr 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Yes, You Are & Yes, You Can - Beginner Rug Hooking Pattern Design @ Parris House Wool Works
Yes, you are talented and yes, you can draw stick figures and a whole lot more.   Open up to your creativity (yes, you have it) as we talk about how to keep a rug journal, brainstorm pattern ideas, learn basic principles of pattern design, and go through the process of creating our own patterns ... Read more...