Rug Artist, Mentor & Teacher - Laura Webber Pierce

Welcome to my web-site!   My Studio is in Petaluma, 40 miles north of San Francisco.

My Rug Portrait of our daughter, 'Emmy', made it into Celebrations XVIII!   It's always an honour to have a rug selected for this publication.  'Emmy' showed at Sauder Village Rug Show in August 2008;   then graced the cover of the June/July/August 2009 issue of Rug Hooking Magazine having won the Viewers Choice!   Thank-you!

I enjoy teaching and sharing the Art of Rug Hooking.  I am retiring from teaching away, but will continue to spread the word locally.

My patterns, hand-dyed wool, basic supplies & services are available at my Studio; call or email for an appointment.   One of my specialties is making a portrait or landscape pattern from your photograph and/or ideas.  Let me make one for you!   Email me for an estimate,

As your grateful hostess, I direct the new  Little River Inn Rug Retreat, a rug hookers' holiday on the Mendocino Coast!    A change of pace: no teachers and a day shorter; October 20-24, 2024.  We'll offer a pot-luck of challenges, mini-classes, slide shows about Rugs, Art or Rug Artists and have our rug show up on the walls!

My mother, Emma Webber, was my mentor and biggest supporter in Rug Hooking. We loved going to the Art Museums and Art Shows; garnering inspiration from other creative souls. Emma hooked one of kind rugs with recycled wool, cut by hand and hooked without a frame. She created several series of rugs and seeing the evolution can be inspirational! We created a couple of picture books of Emma's hooked rugs; the smaller one, "Evolving Design", is available. I'm offering some of Emma's designs in my Pattern Catalog; see my Supplies page.

I've had lots of fun with the Caswell Impressions project; I sketched all 78 sections of the Caswell Carpet and created paper patterns to share with other rug hooking artists in my travels. Starting at Puget Sound Rug School in March, then Friends by the Sea at Rockaway in April; soon the patterns were gone! The Caswell Impression rugs started arriving in May and were beautiful! The first (partial) showing was at Little River Inn Rug Camp 2016!  That next April, 27 Caswell Impression rugs showed at Friends by the Sea Rug camp.  In July 2017, the entire collection of Caswell Impressions showed at Hooker Hill Rug Retreat!    The final show was in August, at Sauder Village;   Kathy Wright gave the Caswell Impressions a splendid show-case in her grand Rug Show!   From Archbold Ohio, the rugs returned to their homes.

  I put together a book of the Caswell Impressions Rugs; just 1 rug per page and 2 pages per viewing, put together in a complimentary way. This small hard bound book is available for $45 plus $3 shipping within the USA. The little book has inspired many and I've received orders for several of the patterns.      Check my blog (lower right button) to see more about this fun project.

 Contact me at (707) 762-2595 or