Elizabeth LeFort learned rug hooking from her mother at a young age. She continued to develop her own skills, experimenting with composition and colour. LeFort’s process later included hand dyeing all her own colours for designs that she sketched. Initially she worked in landscapes, drawing from existing photographs and illustrations. Particularly skilled at replicating photographs, LeFort was the first to create highly detailed portraits with wool. Some of her most known works include portraits of Pope Pius XII, President Eisenhower, Queen Elizabeth, President John F. Kennedy, and Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau … LeFort’s work is held in the Vatican Fine Arts Gallery, the White House and Buckingham Palace.
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