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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Our own home decor, hooking supplies, hand crafted soaps, and more.

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Happiness is...having enough wool after all for the background on a project that has to ship the next day when you're 35 miles away from your studio. This pattern and/or the finished pillow are available for sale in the online shops. #phwwhappinessis ... See MoreSee Less

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Sneak peek at the summer pop up shop at Down East Magazine in Rockport! You can find our rug hooking kits there (look carefully when you go, they're on a lower shelf) and a bazillion other great Maine Made items. ... See MoreSee Less

We traveled through Mid-Coast Maine last week and visited with Maine Rope Mats, Wild and Alive, Maine State Prison Showroom, Main Street Markets, Bonnie's Place, and the new seasonal pop-up at Down Ea...

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Good Sunday evening. Trying something new as much to help myself as it may help anyone else. It's been a busy day at Sunset Haven raking out the leaves from the waterfront, sweeping the roofs, planting flowers, cleaning the gutters, and otherwise getting it ready for its summer rental season. Being here the past week, with another week in front of me, has been a great mental health break. I think the news of the world can be particularly demoralizing right now, and this environment gives me many small things to be grateful for. I thought it might be nice to start a daily post called "Happiness is..." (if you want to join in, you can use the hashtag #phwwhappinessis) and I took this picture today to illustrate the first one. Happiness is....having the breeze coming in over the lake to both dry your bathing suit and carry the scent of the water in to the house. Feel free to post your "happiness is" moments in the comment thread each day. ... See MoreSee Less

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Upcoming Events

Jul
29
Sat
9:00 am Beginner Rug Pattern Design – Ye... @ Parris House Wool Works
Beginner Rug Pattern Design – Ye... @ Parris House Wool Works
Jul 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Beginner Rug Pattern Design - Yes, You Are & Yes, You Can @ 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 from ... Read more...
Aug
12
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9:00 am Beginner Hooking Class – Fall Pu... @ Parris House Wool Works
Beginner Hooking Class – Fall Pu... @ Parris House Wool Works
Aug 12 @ 9:00 am – Aug 26 @ 12:00 pm
Beginner Hooking Class - Fall Pumpkin @ 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...
Sep
2
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9:00 am Beginner Dye Class @ Parris House Wool Works
Beginner Dye Class @ Parris House Wool Works
Sep 2 @ 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...
Oct
7
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9:00 am Beginner Cold Process Soap Making @ Parris House Wool Works
Beginner Cold Process Soap Making @ Parris House Wool Works
Oct 7 @ 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...