Welcome to W. Cushing & Co., supplying the Fiber Industry since 1879.

W. Cushing & Company has been making and selling Cushing’s “Perfection” Dyes in Maine since 1879. Our dyes are beloved by generations of dyers. We offer Acid Dyes as well as Direct Dyes to the fiber industry!

Lisanne and Ron Miller purchased this company in 2016 and merged W. Cushing & Co with P is for Primitive. This powerful combination now allows us to service more rug hookers, needle punchers, spinners, weavers and fiber lovers then ever before.

We have a rich history, which makes us proud, as for more than 50 years ago Joan and Bob Moshimer built this company into a complete source of rug hooking supplies.  Along with our rich history, we have a progressive future.  Lisanne developed for new dyes–black walnut, granite, blue topaz and flower power pink–the first time new dyes have been introduced in over 90 years.

We  import specially made backing cloths from Scotland, just as Joan and Bob did. We have expanded our pattern line–thousands of printed patterns available- by E.S. Frost who printed the first commercial patterns here in Maine more than 100 years ago; by Joan Moshimer, Pearl McGown, Ruth Hall, Anita Allen, Ralph Burnham, P is for Primitive, Salma Dhanji, Primitive Grace, Sharon Smith and many others.

We offer a complete selection of rug hooking tools, huge selection of textured and dyed wools, custom rug hooks, “hook-able” yarns,  and much more all at competitive pricing. We sell and ship throughout the United States, Canada and the entire globe.