Mary’s Wool Garden is a rug hooking studio and shop in Richmond, Virginia. I specialize in the following rug hooking products and services:
Wool: Specializing in spot-dyes, traditional colors, and custom order, I offer a large selection of hand-dyed and bolt wool. Please visit the Wool, Patterns, & Supplies page for more information.
Patterns: I offer a large supply of rug hooking patterns. Design catalogues are also available for special orders.
Rug Hooking Supplies: I carry custom-made rug hooking frames; Miller, Hartman, and Ritchie hooks; and linen backing.
Visit Mary’s Wool Garden: Individual visits to Mary’s Wool Garden are by appointment only. For more information, please visit the Contact page.
Mary’s interest in rug hooking began over 16 years ago she saw an old hooked rug in an antique shop. She has been hooking rugs ever since. Mary is a Certified McGown instructor and has been teaching traditional rug hooking for nine years, currently at her studio (Mary’s Wool Garden) and at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond. She teaches both wide cut/primitive style hooking as well as fine shading, and she hand dyes all of her wool fabric. Mary also teaches twined rug making using recycled as well as new materials. She is the director of the Outer Banks Rug Hooking Retreat and has published articles in Rug Hooking magazine.
Mary Henck and Mary’s Wool Garden have been featured in Rug Hooking Magazine and the Style Weekly section of the Richmond Times Dispatch. She has exhibited rugs at the Visual Arts Center and other local galleries in Richmond. Currently her rug is on display at Ten Thousand Villages in Carytown (Richmond, VA).