Parris House Blog

Welcome to the life of a modern artisan at the Parris House, a 200 year old homestead and fiber art studio in the National Historic District of Paris Hill, Maine.   Read about rug hooking, fiber art, travel, beekeeping, organic gardening, seasonal recipes, soap making, canning & preserving, chicken keeping, outdoorsmanship, and a wide range of other topics aimed at bringing useful tips, interesting stories, and valuable information to your own life and passions.  Join in the discussion on our comment threads and share your unique experiences with our readership.

Yet Another Addictive Aspect of Rug Hooking

By parrishouse | February 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

My first wools, a selection of solid primitive colors, finished and stacked.. As Jen and I have made perfectly clear, we are newer to this art form than many of our readers, and as such we have only just dipped in to (pun intended!) hand dyeing our own hooking wools.  But now that we have, … Read more

A Family of Artisans

By parrishouse | January 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Irene Adams, winner of Cumberland Fair’s “Best in Show”award for this rug she hooked.  Pattern by  Seven GablesRug Hooking of Paris Hill, Maine. When I first started rug hooking, not all that long ago, I was immediately struck by the camaraderie that existed in the hooking, and larger fiber arts, community.  As my teacher sat … Read more

A Crow Knows No Rules

By parrishouse | January 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Hi!  It’s Jennifer, the other half of Parris Wool Works.  I met Beth Miller through my husband, Dan Rosenburg. You’ll be seeing his name often because he’s the artist behind many of my ideas – both in rug hooking and various other creative pursuits.  I haven’t been hooking for long and sometimes feel pretty isolated … Read more

Welcome to our blog! A bit of this…a bit of that…a whole lot of wool working.

By parrishouse | January 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

As I write this post I feel as though I am opening the door to my home and inviting in fellow fiber artists for a great afternoon of chat, mutual support, idea sharing and camaraderie.  That’s what we hope to achieve with this blog site, but first a little bit about Parris House Wool Works. … Read more