Visitors Online: 17
 

Search Products

Enter Keyword and click Go to Search Products










 

 

Artist Info


  

Laurie Lausen is an avid rug-hooker who sees her career as a “fiber journey” that has taken many paths over the years. She began designing and hooking rugs while still in school in the early 1970s. She started her business, L. J. Fibers, in the 1980s, sharing her passion for color and texture with thousands of students teaching spinning, dyeing, knitting, weaving, rug hooking, beadwork and basketry.

“I like that my art is useful,” says Lausen. “I hope that my respect for our ancestors and love of history shine through in all of my work.”

In the mid-1990s she picked up her hook again and hasn’t put it down since. In 2002 she launched her website, www.ljfibers.com (now www.woolyredrug.com), offering her hand-dyed wool, primitive patterns, and kits. Her blog, The Wooly Red Rug welcomes readers into daily life in her studio.
 
Lausen is in her Minneapolis studio, The Wooly Red Rug, full-time. Along with offering her finished work for sale, the studio is stocked with everything a rug hooker/wool lover could want! Gorgeous hand-dyed wools, as-is wool, foundations, original design patterns, and more. Lausen welcomes monthly hooking groups in her studio and offers a wide range of classes. She exhibits at 3 local events each year, The Hopkins Rug Artist’s Spring Hook-In, Shepherd’s Harvest Wool and Sheep Festival, and the Autumn Valley Hook-In.
 
Lausen has been selected as one of America’s Best & listed in The Directory of Traditional American Crafts published annually in Early American Life Magazine. She is a member of Association of Traditional Hooking Artists, The Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild, The National Guild of Pearl K. McGowan Hookcrafters and locally the Hopkins Rug Artists. She has been featured in or written for numerous publications including FOLK Magazine, The Wool Street Journal. Create & Decorate, and Hooked Rugs Today.
 
All images and text on this site are copyright protected. Please honor the artist's right to livelihood by respecting and abiding by all copyright laws! Thank You ~L
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Rights Reserved © 2010-Present, L J Fibers at The Wooly Red Rug
Powered by DIYeStores.com - a DIY Website Builder
Total Website Visits: 8052

 

Shopping Cart

Cart Value: $0.00
Cart Items:
0
View Cart

 

Featured Products

Click to see Detail
Prairie Star Rug
$65.00
Click to see Detail
Partridge in Pear Tree ~ Punch Needle Pattern
$12.00
Click to see Detail
2013 LJF Rug Design Catalog
$10.00
Click to see Detail
WRR Gift Certificate
Click to see Detail
Shady Spot ~ The 2017 LJF Annual Rug Project
Click to see Detail
Moire Rustic Wool Thread
Click to see Detail
Hook Good Rugs
$18.00
Click to see Detail
Replica Antique Scissors
Click to see Detail
Wool Works Spring 2017
$10.99
Click to see Detail
Gingerbread Circle mat
$10.00
Click to see Detail
Dance of the Snowmen
$10.00
Click to see Detail
Holiday Ornaments
$12.00
Click to see Detail
30ct Cross Stitch Linen
Click to see Detail
Ticking
Click to see Detail
Prairie Cloth
Click to see Detail
Pear
$15.00
Click to see Detail
Wool & Needle Geometric Flannel
Click to see Detail
Sweet Home Mini Mat
$15.00
Click to see Detail
Beeswax Heart with Button
$2.50
Click to see Detail
Valdani 8 Pearl Cotton
$5.25
Click to see Detail
Valdani 12 Pearl Cotton
$5.25
Click to see Detail
Wool Applique ~ Folk Art
$29.95
Click to see Detail
Partridge
$34.00
Click to see Detail
Christmas Goose Chair Mat
$34.00
Click to see Detail
Thistle Down Moon
$27.95
Click to see Detail
EAL December 2016
$6.99
Click to see Detail
EAL October 2016
$6.99
Click to see Detail
EAL August 2016
$6.99
Click to see Detail
ASL Summer 2016
$9.95
Click to see Detail
ASL Spring 2016
$9.95
Click to see Detail
Autumn at Notforgotten Farm
$25.95
Click to see Detail
WSJ January 2017
$9.95
Click to see Detail
Santa Fe Check
Click to see Detail
Cotton Candy
Click to see Detail
Princess Grace
Click to see Detail
RHM Jan/Feb 2017
$9.95
Click to see Detail
RHM Nov/Dec 2016
$9.95
Click to see Detail
Merlin
Click to see Detail
Valentine
Click to see Detail
PQP Spring 2017
$9.95
Click to see Detail
Pear Tree
$55.00
Click to see Detail
PNPS Spring 2017
$8.99
Click to see Detail
Days of the Pioneer DVD
$10.00
Click to see Detail
Hilda Thornbroom
$12.00
Click to see Detail
Herbs Pocket
$10.00