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My traditional rugs are a rediscovery of unusual 19th century shapes found in farmhouses and antique photographs. The landscape rugs are my own blend of traditional construction techniques, and an attempt to explore and challenge the limitations of the braided form. My designs are influenced by the views surrounding my home, with particular focus on the dynamic qualities of the sky at dawn and dusk. The designs are not drawn or graphed out, but instead evolve from a firm idea of the general composition.
As is the custom, each rug is titled for its inspiration, and dated. I make only 30-40 rugs in a year; each is intended to endure as a one-of-a-kind heirloom. I do periodic rug braiding demonstrations for museums, historical societies, schools and heritage events.
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