Our Story: We began our journey in fiber in 1987. We moved to the coolness of the North Carolina Mountains towards the end of the last century. We realized that there was more to a braided rug than meets the eye and started to develop "fun" shapes and other braid art including wall hangings almost from the start.
What materials do we use and where do we get them: We use primarily nylon and polypropylene carpet yarns to make our braids, and sew the braids together with a strong mono-filament nylon thread. We buy our yarn from various yarn mills in the Carolina's and Georgia.
How we do what we do: Each piece is made individually and entirely by the artists alone, starting off with the sorting of colors and texture of the various yarn, to braiding the yarn and then sewing it into the design. Much thought is put into a design. There are alot of mathematics involved in creating our unusual shapes as well as knowing when and how to manipulate the braid. Due to much handwork involved, no two pieces are exactly alike.
What inspires us: When we are home on our farm or traveling the world, we draw our ideas on the amazing scenery and people we encounter.
We are members of "TRAC," The Toe River Arts Council and participate in the "Studio Tour" which spotlights the various artists in Western North Carolina. The Studio Tour allows the public to visit and watch the artist at work.
We are the only ones, so far, with the imagination and creativity to think outside the box when it comes to braided rugs. Adults and children alike, are taken by the "different" look and are delightfully amazed with our creations.