User Profile

107 Maywood Road
Benita Raleigh has developed her skills as a rug hooking artist and currently teaches out of her Norwalk, Ct. studio, The Fancy Work Rug Barn, as well as Sterling House, a community center in Stratford, Ct. Her initial interest was in primitive hooking, with its wide cut and muddy colors. Benita's love of color lead her to explore the full range of hooking styles that use various cuts, colors and patterns, from shading to outline and fill. In addition to rug hooking, Benita has become skilled in dyeing wool, and in utilizing as is textured, and recycled wool for added variety. She is a member of the Association of Traditional Rug Hooking Artists, is currently president of its Goodwives Chapter, and is an accredited McGown instructor.

Benita can be reached by the following email: for wool, hooking supplies, finishing the rugs of others, private or group instruction. In addition to rug hooking, Benita is an accomplished craftsperson also skilled in knitting, sewing, and needlepoint.