Weaving began for Elizabeth when Walden Roush, Founder of the West Virginia State Farm Museum at Point Pleasant asked her to help in Louise's Loom House--so named in honor of his wife. Elizabeth, as Mr. Roush's assistant, was a weaver there for several years and is shown here warping the museum's four-harness Weaver's Delight. She wove rag rugs for sale in their Country Store and demonstrated weaving to thousands of school children and visitors.
This loom is part of the textile tool collection of the Farm Museum but the picture is included in this page just to tell the story of how it all began. This photograph was also used in a set of note cards printed by the Department of Agriculture that were sent to WV state congressional leaders to encourage their funding of the Farm Museum.