Elizabeth Miller is a Maine fiber artist, writer, and instructor. Her primary sources of inspiration are the natural environment and matters of being human, including love, motherhood, trauma, and grief.
North Atlantic Fiber Arts (www.northatlanticfiberarts.com) was started in 2022 as Elizabeth’s art and creative writing hub. 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. She is currently working on a second book, a comprehensive exploration of rug hooking.
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 and at the Virginia Quilt Museum. She is a contributing artist to the collaborative book, The Art of 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, and a variety of other venues around New England.
Elizabeth is also the founder and artisan at Parris House Wool Works (www.parrishousewoolworks.com). The Paris studio provides a limited range of rug hooking supplies, mostly to serve beginners, her students, and visitors. It is the site of a monthly hook-in/pot luck, the 2nd Saturday of each month, and numerous ongoing workshops.
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