Maine studio now open for hooking group and supply sales Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. & Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 546 Paris Hill Road, Paris, Maine. Join us!
Welcome to Parris House Wool Works!
Paris, Maine: Beth Miller - (207) 890-8490
Old Hickory, TN : Jen Rosenburg - (615) 339-6496
If you have a passion for
primitive style rugs and hooking, this is your haven. We offer a unique selection of both finished
hooked pieces and patterns for you to hook yourself, as well as hand dyed
wools. As our company grows we will be
offering an ever growing array of rug and pattern styles and hooking accessories
that you can use to keep this traditional Maine and Canadian Maritime craft
alive and vibrant in your own creative life. Beginning in May, 2013, we will have studios open in Paris, Maine and Old Hickory, TN. Stay tuned for more info!
Wool Works is a labor of love created by friends Beth Miller of Paris Hill,
Maine and Jennifer Rosenburg of Old Hickory, Tennessee. We bring North and South together, creating
a hooking resource that respects the regional influences artists bring to their
The art of
rug hooking has its roots in the necessities of nineteenth century New England
and Canadian Maritime living. Our
foremothers (and sometimes forefathers!) often used repurposed burlap sacks and
fabric strips cut from worn out clothing and blankets to make practical rugs to
warm their toes on in a relatively cold climate. Today we hook on linen and often use
specially dyed wools made just for hooking to produce pieces that will last many
generations. However, just because
hooking started in the American and Canadian northeast, doesn’t mean it stayed
there. This is where we come
are rug hookers all over the United States and Canada. We want to offer a unique presence in the
hooking community that reflects and encourages our customers’ regional
creativity. Jen lives in the heart of
the old South, and the natural world and landscape that influence her designs
will necessarily be different from Beth’s Maine muses. As such, you will find art pieces and patterns of great variety.
*Primitive wood box in the upper photo made by artisan Daniel Rosenburg, owner of Dark Hollow Reproductions. Tea cup chair pad design by Connie Fletcher, owner of Seven Gables Rug Hooking. Bottom right photo table runner design by Parris House Wool Works and available hooked or in pattern only in our shop. You can find links to Dark Hollow Reproductions and Seven Gables Rug Hooking on our links tab.