Hello and welcome to Two Cats and Dog Hooking!
The name comes from the family pets that live in our home and popped into my head long before I started this website. I currently have an ETSY shop, twocatsanddoghooking.etsy.com as well. There you will find a full selection of my hand-dyed wool and hand-drawn patterns on linen.
Do you need to contact me directly? my email address is ellenskeamarshall @ gmail.com I will be happy to answer any questions that you might have about my work or products.
All of my work is created by my hands. I design, dye wool and hand hook my rugs and accessories loop by loop. You can count on a heritage quality product from me. 100 percent wool and primitive linen are the primary elements of my rugs.
I love what I am doing and hope that you will enjoy my designs. Here are two reviews from recent customers from my ETSY shop. I had permission to share with you here.
“Have purchased several rugs from this amazing dealer. She takes time to insure her rugs exceed expectations to include finishing the backing of each rug. Coordinates with the hooked rug I purchased from her previously. Love it.”
“Good morning: Wanted to let you know that I received your ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL rug yesterday-
I am beyond impressed with the construction, quality and ingenuity you have put into crafting this rug…..
This is the first time I’ve EVER received a rug that has the back so well designed. I LOVE how you kept the colors of the fabric perimeter in alignment with the overall color.
Thank you, thank you, thank you…….It is my FAVORITE of all favorite rugs I have……
I am going to make it the centerpiece of my dining room table which is open to the living room and den…..so it will be
the star ……..”
Living in the mountains of Western Maine, I am surrounded by beauty. Having lived in many parts of the country I have lots to draw upon when I sit down to draw, design, color plan and finally hook.
My mother’s mother, who was gone before I was born, was a rug hooker. My grandfather used to muse that he was affaid to leave home because his clothes would be turned into rugs while he was away. I am fortunate to have grown up walking on her rugs, not imagining at the time that I would be carrying on her tradition of hooking while giving it a modern twist with design elements and a use of fabrics that she didn’t have access to.
Please share this with others. The art of traditional rug hooking is making a comeback and it is very exciting to see. I am fortunate enough to be able to hook along side very talented women in Maine and continue this very important heritage craft.