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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New product #1 for today! These are gorgeous new window style frame covers made by Carolyn Homa of Paris, Maine. We have them in a variety of window sizes to fit some of the frames we offer and very possibly a frame you already have! These are exquisitely made using beautiful fabric combinations with wool on the back to sit securely on your work, protecting your hands and arms from the gripper strips. These do *not* move around while you're working - they are very secure, and yet easy to remove when you're ready. Add some style to your or a friend's frame this holiday! For these, our ever popular Edna Olmstead covers, and five (soon to be six - there's a hint) models of hooking frame, go to the frames and accessories section of the Etsy shop here: www.etsy.com/shop/ParrisHouseWoolWorks?ref=hdr_shop_menu&section_id=13741139 ... See MoreSee Less

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I have a long date with the light box and my photo editing software today. Not my favorite part of my work, I have to say. There are people out there who can do it a lot better than I can too. Add that job to the hire list in 2017. ... See MoreSee Less

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Upcoming Events

Dec
10
Sat
9:00 am Beginner Hooking Class @ Maine Studio
Beginner Hooking Class @ Maine Studio
Dec 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Beginner Hooking Class @ Maine Studio
Would you like to learn the heritage art of North American rug hooking in an easy going, no commitment environment? This class is a great way to get an introduction to the technique, with the option of moving forward with a project to take home. Class alone, $20. Pattern plus wool to take home to ... Read more...
Dec
11
Sun
10:00 am Holiday Open House! @ Parris House Wool Works
Holiday Open House! @ Parris House Wool Works
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Holiday Open House! @ Parris House Wool Works
Please join us at the Parris House, 546 Paris Hill Road, Paris, Maine for a hooking open house with holiday refreshments – cookies, egg nog, and other goodies. Wool & supplies will be available, along with a drawing for a holiday prize and gift certificate. If you haven’t yet been up to our Maine studio, ... Read more...
Dec
17
Sat
1:00 pm Heritage Art for the Modern Maker @ Portfiber
Heritage Art for the Modern Maker @ Portfiber
Dec 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Heritage Art for the Modern Maker @ Portfiber
Rug hooking is rooted in 19th century New England and the Canadian Maritimes, but our ancestors in craft created an art form and technique adaptable to any era.  This class is about learning the heritage craft of rug hooking in a way that remains true to a sound foundation of technique while strongly encouraging contemporary ... Read more...
Jan
14
Sat
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
Jan 14 @ 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...
Jan
28
Sat
9:00 am Beginner Dye Class @ Parris House Wool Works
Beginner Dye Class @ Parris House Wool Works
Jan 28 @ 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...