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Sun, Jun 11



Rug Hooking with Elizabeth Miller

Would you like to learn the art of North American rug hooking?

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Rug Hooking with Elizabeth Miller
Rug Hooking with Elizabeth Miller

Time & Location

Jun 11, 2023, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Bridgton, The Rufus Porter Museum or Art and Ingenuity 121 Main St, Bridgton, ME 04009, USA

About the Event

Would you like to learn the art of North American rug hooking in an easy going, relaxed environment that encourages modern interpretations? 

Join us for a one session hooking class to get started on our 6" x 6" mug rug pattern using your choice of available patterns! 

Session will include: Introduction to hooking including some history of the craft, an overview of styles, how to choose hooking wools and other materials, tools, rules (there are very few), tips, and tricks, and getting started on our projects. Finishing instructions will also be demonstrated! 

Materials included in the price of the course are: hook, 12" hoop, 6" x 6" pattern hand drawn on linen rug foundation, all wool needed to complete the pattern (you choose your own colors!), printed instructions, ongoing access to the instructor for questions after class, new friends, and a new craft!

 I hope you will join us for this fun class!

Elizabeth Miller - Artist's Bio

Elizabeth Miller – Artist’s Bio Parris House Wool Works/North Atlantic Fiber Arts Elizabeth Miller is a fiber artist, writer, and instructor in the Western Lakes & Mountains region of Maine. Her primary sources of inspiration are the natural environment and matters of being human, including love, motherhood, trauma, and grief. Her western Maine village homestead keeps her occupied with gardening, beekeeping, chicken keeping, and many things fiber. Elizabeth is the founder and artisan at Parris House Wool Works (, a rug hooking studio based in her historic home and online. The studio provides rug hooking, punch, and needle felting supplies, original rug hooking patterns and kits, and more. It is also the site of a monthly hook-in/pot luck, the 2nd Saturday of each month, and numerous ongoing workshops. North Atlantic Fiber Arts was started in 2022 as Elizabeth’s art and creative writing hub, separate from her studio supply sales and work. It is a container for her love for Maine and Nova Scotia and the artistic themes she revisits in her work as a result of her ties to both places. She is the author of Heritage Skills for Contemporary Life: Seasons at the Parris House, published by Down East Books in 2021. The title references her 1818 historic home in the National Historic District of Paris Hill and includes both homesteading and fiber art how-tos and projects. Her work has appeared regularly in Making magazine and Rug Hooking Magazine. She has also appeared on the Magnolia Network show Maine Cabin Masters, episode 704, teaching Ashley to hook. Her art has been exhibited at Rug Hooking Week at Sauder Village, the premier rug show in North America, in Archbold, Ohio. She is a contributing artist to the collaborative book, Mothering: Our Lives in Colour and Shadow, by Karen D. Miller, published by Rug Hooking Magazine. Teaching is a favorite aspect of Elizabeth’s creative life. She especially enjoys introducing beginners to our craft. She teaches in her own studio and has also taught for the Squam Art Workshops, Fiber College, Schoodic Arts for All, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Beekman 1802, Darn Good Yarn, Portfiber, Pleasant Mountain Fiber Arts, Rufus Porter Museum, and a variety of other venues around New England. Parris House Wool Works kits can also be found in shop and online at Kennebec Cabin Company (Maine Cabin Masters), Darn Good Yarn, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, and Fiber & Vine (Norway, Maine). Follow Parris House Wool Works on Facebook and Instagram, follow North Atlantic Fiber Arts on Instagram.


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