• Seasons at the Parris House by Elizabeth Miller Signed by the Author! Nearly twenty years ago Beth Miller moved with her husband and four young kids from suburban New Jersey to a 200-year-old Federal period house and barn in rural Maine. She didn’t garden, she didn’t keep chickens or bees, she didn’t know how to preserve food, and she didn’t know how to make soap or hook rugs. She embarked on a journey to learn these heritage skills that have been largely forgotten, and today she owns and operates Parris House Wool Works, a traditional rug-hooking company serving both crafters and end buyers. It is also a working village homestead and workshop where she practices and teaches heritage skills, including all aspects of gardening, beekeeping, rug hooking, preserving, and soap making. Seasons at the Parris House is separated into seasonal sections and includes historical context and homestead related activities for each season, plus instructions for a set of related projects and recipes. Elizabeth Miller went from doing market analysis and procurement with a major defense contractor to raising chickens, keeping bees, making soap, gardening and preserving, crafting artisan rugs, and teaching these skills to others from her small family homestead and studio. She is working toward an advanced degree in history as time allows and is also a Registered Maine Guide. She lives with her family in Paris, Maine. Beth teaches rug hooking workshops and with us here at Shaker Village and demonstrates at our annual events.  We are so very excited to carry her book!  Visit her and learn more at parrishousewoolworks.com   Down East Books Paperback, 336 pages ISBN: 978-1-60893-679-3
  • Shaker Heart in Hand Rug Hooking Kit by Elizabeth Miller, Parris House Wool Works Create your own Shaker Heart in Hand rug hooking! Celebrate, practice, and learn this heritage craft from Parris House Wool Works' exclusive design for us here at Shaker Village. Kit includes serged edge rug warp base with 6" x 6" design drawn on and all the cut wool 'worms' (plus some) necessary to complete this project.  Also includes written instructions and a color photo of the suggested finished product. Optional add-ons of 12" embroidery hoop and/or rug hook are available. Beth teaches rug hooking workshops and with us here at Shaker Village and demonstrates at our annual events.  Visit her and learn more at parrishousewoolworks.com and our Traditional Arts Virtual Showcase at maineshakers.com/tavs-beth-miller
  • by Robert Opdahl and Viola Opdahl   This fascinating book brings more than one hundred previously unpublished Shaker songs to the attention of scholars, performers, and aficionados of folk music. A Shaker Musical Legacy introduces Shaker songs and dances that Brother Ricardo Belden, the last male member of the Hancock Shakers, gave in original manuscript form to Jerry and Sybil Count, the first directors of the Shaker Village Camp. The Opdahls have selected from and transcribed this music and included dance directions to honor Brother Ricardo's hope that doing so would keep alive a part of the Shaker heritage. The songs are transcribed as modern musical scores for use by contemporary musicians and singers. Many examples are also shown in their original Shaker musical notation. Step-by-step instructions show how to perform the dances as the Shakers themselves danced them. Explanatory notes introduce each of nine musical sections.   UPNE Publishing, 360 pages
  • Two Solitudes Rug Hooking Kit - 12" x 12" by Elizabeth Miller, Parris House Wool Works Create your own hooked rug! Celebrate, practice, and learn this heritage craft from Parris House Wool Works' Two Solitudes heart design. Kit includes serged edge rug warp base with 12" x 12" design drawn on and all the cut wool 'worms' (plus some) necessary to complete this project.  Also includes written instructions and a color photo of the suggested finished product. Optional add-ons of 12" embroidery hoop and/or rug hook are available. Beth teaches rug hooking workshops and with us here at Shaker Village and demonstrates at our annual events.  Visit her and learn more at parrishousewoolworks.com and our Traditional Arts Virtual Showcase at maineshakers.com/tavs-beth-miller
  • Ticking Stripe Rug Hooking Kit - 6" x 12" by Elizabeth Miller, Parris House Wool Works Create your own hooked rug! Celebrate, practice, and learn this heritage craft from Parris House Wool Works' Ticking Stripe design. Kit includes serged edge rug warp base with 6" x 12" design drawn on and all the cut wool 'worms' (plus some) necessary to complete this project.  Also includes written instructions and a color photo of the suggested finished product.  Finish the backing with your own fabric for the pillow effect pictured. Optional add-ons of 12" embroidery hoop and/or rug hook are available. Beth teaches rug hooking workshops and with us here at Shaker Village and demonstrates at our annual events.  Visit her and learn more at parrishousewoolworks.com and our Traditional Arts Virtual Showcase at maineshakers.com/tavs-beth-miller
  • Holiday Wreath Rug Hooking Kit - 6" x 8" by Elizabeth Miller, Parris House Wool Works Create your own hooked rug! Celebrate, practice, and learn this heritage craft from Parris House Wool Works' Holiday Wreath design. Kit includes serged edge rug warp base with 6" x 8" design drawn on and all the cut wool 'worms' (plus some) necessary to complete this project.  Also includes written instructions and a color photo of the suggested finished product.  Finish the backing with your own fabric for the pillow effect pictured. Optional add-ons of 12" embroidery hoop and/or rug hook are available. Beth teaches rug hooking workshops and with us here at Shaker Village and demonstrates at our annual events.  Visit her and learn more at parrishousewoolworks.com and our Traditional Arts Virtual Showcase at maineshakers.com/tavs-beth-miller
  • She Works Hard for the Honey Rug Hooking Kit - 12" x 12" by Elizabeth Miller, Parris House Wool Works Create your own hooked rug! Celebrate, practice, and learn this heritage craft from Parris House Wool Works' Honey Bee design. Kit includes serged edge rug warp base with 12" x 12" design drawn on and all the cut wool 'worms' (plus some) necessary to complete this project.  Also includes written instructions and a color photo of the suggested finished product. Optional add-ons of 12" embroidery hoop and/or rug hook are available. Beth teaches rug hooking workshops and with us here at Shaker Village and demonstrates at our annual events.  Visit her and learn more at parrishousewoolworks.com and our Traditional Arts Virtual Showcase at maineshakers.com/tavs-beth-miller
  • 1818 Orchard Rug Hooking Kit - 12" round by Elizabeth Miller, Parris House Wool Works Create your own hooked rug! Celebrate, practice, and learn this heritage craft from Parris House Wool Works' 1818 Apple Orchard design. Kit includes serged edge rug warp base with 12" round chair pad design drawn on and all the cut wool 'worms' (plus some) necessary to complete this project.  Also includes written instructions and a color photo of the suggested finished product.  Can also be easily converted to a square finished image. Optional add-ons of 12" embroidery hoop and/or rug hook are available. Beth teaches rug hooking workshops and with us here at Shaker Village and demonstrates at our annual events.  Visit her and learn more at parrishousewoolworks.com and our Traditional Arts Virtual Showcase at maineshakers.com/tavs-beth-miller
  • Emerson's Redbird Rug Hooking Kit - 12" x 12" by Elizabeth Miller, Parris House Wool Works Create your own hooked rug! Celebrate, practice, and learn this heritage craft from Parris House Wool Works' Emerson's Redbird design. Kit includes serged edge rug warp base with 12" x 12" design drawn on and all the cut wool 'worms' (plus some) necessary to complete this project.  Also includes written instructions and a color photo of the suggested finished product. Optional add-ons of 12" embroidery hoop and/or rug hook are available. Beth teaches rug hooking workshops and with us here at Shaker Village and demonstrates at our annual events.  Visit her and learn more at parrishousewoolworks.com and our Traditional Arts Virtual Showcase at maineshakers.com/tavs-beth-miller

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