Media: Fiber Art
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As a young bride, I learned from an elderly aunt how to make wheel rugs from scraps of material. My delight is using quality wool to create durable, one-of-a-kind braided rugs. I received training from many acknowledged experts in the field and have gone on to be an instructor myself. In 2013, I founded the Chippewa Valley Rug Braiding Guild, where I have been a leader within the local braiding community. My rugs have been featured in publications on rug braiding and are also featured on the Braided Rug Group in Yahoo as exemplars of braiding excellence.
Using a high quality medium to heavy weight wool ensures a top of the line product. My rugs are totally hand braided or plaited, sewn and laced with hidden seams to make them reversible. I use a butted finishing row in order to best protect the rug edge. Depending on the desire of a person, I can make custom orders of any size rug. With reasonable care, these rugs will last a lifetime.
It was not until I retired as a dental receptionist, that I began braiding rugs full time. I consider many of my pieces works of art that contain landscapes, animals, and other objects. Luckily, I have been able to combine my love of color and design with my ability to braid rugs.
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