Marilyn Willmore developed a passion for fabrics, textiles, and hand-crafted items after being inspired as a child by her grandmother’s talent and patient instructions. Willmore was always encouraged to develop art from natural materials. Designing and crafting various items from wool has always intrigued her, particularly rug hooking.
In her business, called Worked in Wool, Willmore often uses the process of over-dying to create her own palette of limitless colors, which she then incorporates into custom-designed rugs, table runners, bell pulls, and Christmas stockings. Her hooked pieces reflect that same charm and warmth as the originals, and she believes pieces worked by today’s hands will become heirlooms to carry the tradition of rug hooking into the next century.
After having raised a family of four children and enjoying a career as a realtor for more than 22 years, she now devotes her full attention to this form of art. Her creations are available by custom order or through various retail markets.
Many events listed on our calendar have been postponed or cancelled as a precaution to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, now a pandemic. If you must (or choose) to attend an event, we suggest you call and verify that it will be taking place as planned.
Our regular August 2020 edition has been printed on schedule and is on its way to all of our subscribers. Because of the Covid-19 situation, postal delivery sometimes is taking longer than usual, so please be patient. Subscribers should get their magazines before mid-July. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you suspect you have had a delivery problem—because our offices remained closed for the protection of our staff, we cannot answer telephone queries at this time.
All new web subscriptions will start with the October 2020 issue. Please email us at email@example.com if you have other subscription requirements.