About Us

Parris House Wool Works is a fiber art studio in the National Historic District of Paris Hill, Maine in the 200+ year old Parris House.  It is a haven for all things North American rug hooking, hosting a weekly “hook-in” from 11 am to 3 pm every Tuesday at 546 Paris Hill Road, Paris, Maine.  In 2020 we plan to open our doors for extended arts and homesteading retreats, featuring teachers from around the area and offering rest, relaxation, and heritage skills education in our beautiful village.

 

Elizabeth Miller,  Owner/Artisan

Elizabeth Miller is the owner and artisan at Parris House Wool Works in Paris, Maine.  It is a center for all things rug hooking, fiber art, and other art, crafting and heritage skills with a mission to perpetuate artisanship into the next century through teaching and public outreach.

Beth has taught workshops at the Squam Art Workshops in Holderness, NH, the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village in New Gloucester, Maine, Portfiber in Portland, Maine,  Stitchery in Portsmouth, RI,  the Beekman 1802 Mercantile in Sharon Springs, NY, in other regional venues, and in her studio in Paris, Maine.  Her work was included in the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 issues of Making Magazine, the Holiday 2017 issue of Rug Hooking Magazine, and the Summer 2018 issue of RUGS.  She is currently writing a book, Seasons at the Parris House: Heritage Skills for a Contemporary Life, for Down East Press, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, to be published in 2020.   

Parris House Wool Works has a line of originally designed, hand-hooked home decor items available through the Beekman 1802 Mercantile in Sharon Springs, NY, was a wildcard finalist in the 2014 Martha Stewart American Made Awards, and is a member of Maine Made: America’s Best.  Beth’s work has been on display in the Maine Made case at Bangor International Airport and at the Down East Magazine Summer Pop Up Shop in Rockport, Maine.  

Beth has been a member of the Association of Traditional Hooking Artists, the Tin Pedlar ATHA Chapter, the Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild, the Nova Scotia Rug Hooking Guild, and the Etsy Maine Team.  

She enjoys gardening, chicken keeping, beekeeping, & soap making at her 200 year old historic Maine homestead, and hiking and the outdoors in her beloved New England.