About me...

"Rugs are a big part of my life, but not the only part."

Tony and I have been married for 55 years and are the parents of 5 children and the grandparents of 11.   We have visited 50 countries...have seen the mountain gorillas in Rwanda, camped across the Serenghetti, climbed Mt. Kilamanjaro, rafted down the Yukon River and swam with sea lions in the Galapagos Islands. We have bicycled across the United States and through much of Europe.I have ru
n in 8 marathons and still run 6-8 miles a day. I love to knit, am addicted to crossword puzzles and am an avid bird watcher. I've also been teaching myself Spanish for the last four years.

"When," you ask, "do you ever find time to braid rugs?" My day starts at 4 AM and most days I just can't wait to get up. I love what I do. I'm an artist and I find that designing and creating braided rugs fulfills a need in me. I have been braiding rugs for 40 years, but mostly as a hobby. What rugs I did sell were sold locally through craft shows. Over the last few years my website has allowed me to expand my client base internationally. In the U.S., I have sold rugs to people who live as far north as Alaska, as far west as Hawaii, and as far south as Florida...and lots of places in between. I also have rugs in Canada, Japan, Norway and Germany.

I would love the opportunity to work with you to create the braided rug you've always dreamed about owning.

About my rugs...

"I design and make every rug that I sell."

That's me in my workshop doing what I love to do best. You'll notice there are no braiding machines. That's because all my braided rugs are made by hand.

"Hand braiding results in a thicker braid."

One of my 7' X 9' braided rugs is about an inch thick and has 770 sq. ft. of material. It weighs over 70 pounds. Try to buy a braided rug like that from L.L. Bean.

"My rugs are made from new wool."*

There are no cores or fillers. Only wool. Wool is quality. Wool is warm. Wool has depth of color and wears forever. It is soil resistant and water repellent. Wool is the choice of fabric for all fine merchandise.

"Which braid would you rather have?"

The one on the left is my braid. The one on the right is like those made by machine. These so called "handmade braided rugs", while laced by hand, are machine braided and have small braids like the one shown.

"I work closely with my clients..."

to make sure that the braided rug they get is the one that they envisioned...the right colors, size and shape for its setting. The way it works is that the client sends me photos of the rug's intended setting, and tells me what colors they would like. I then make recommendations for color shades and styles and send material swatches for the client's approval.

* You may personalize your rug by including material from a garment of a loved one.

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