My rugs are created using a method handed down through generations of strong women in rural
Minnie created rugs from scraps of cloth, feed bags, and outgrown clothing; anything she could find in depression-era rural
My long-term goal in producing rugs is to expose people (especially women) to the craft and what it means. That is, how this humble and simple craft produces beautiful, functional folk art and represents the resilience, creativity, and nurturing instinct of generations of women. It’s an important message for the women of the 21st century to know they are powerful and influential in ways they’ve never even thought of – just like their ancestors were, and just like their daughters will be. To achieve the goal of getting this message out, I plan to participate in craft shows and retreats, telling Minnie’s story and teaching the technique to others. I think the message is particularly important to women in the South Eastern states, and also in Britain, where the whole thing started.
Professional Distinction: Commission/Custom Work, Consignment/Retail, Demonstrations, Exhibition, Instruction