These rugs/wallhangings have received numerous awards this past year. They
earned BEST OF SHOW in 2003 Michigan Fiber Festival and a PEOPLES CHOICE at
Minnesota Shepherd's Festival. Judge Judith Kidder, who teaches at the John
C. Campbell Folk Art School described this rug as "Drop Dead Gorgeous". Both
rugs were created with using skirtings from llamas that were processed into
roving. One was created from handspun rug yarn and the other in roving form.
The pattern used was the Lee Surrender pattern, cotton carpet warp was also
used. both rugs have since been sold, but I can create a special item for
you, using my fibers and yarns or yours. Please feel free to contact me.
Dyed Felted Roving
This rug which is called the Swoosh rug was designed using
a method that rag rug weavers use, I adapted it so that felted roving could
be used. The design element is created by using a math formula. The roving
is wrapped around a frame that is made to dimension and then I apply the dye
in the specfic areas to acheive the desired pattern. The process is somewhat
time consuming but so fun to watch the design the appear as it is woven.
This rug has been sold but others are in the making, each one offering it's