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Thistle and Rose Handweaving

 I am interested in weaving traditional heirloom quality linens for use in the home.  I weave primarily towels, table runners and table linens using traditional weaving patterns and yarns.  I opened my etsy shop in August 2010 and have been selling at a fairly steady rate in that venue.  As a new business I am interested in not only learning the ropes of small business ownership but learning how to promote my traditional craft so that handweaving skills are brought forward for the upcoming generations to learn and enjoy.

Artist's statement:  My weaving life began in 1997 when I decided that time was growing short and I really needed to get down to the business of learning how to weave on a floor loom. Without access to formal weaving programs in my area, I jumped into weaving with one book and a huge desire to weave a rag rug. From the first completed rug to the latest projects on my looms I am always learning something new and exciting. The field of weaving is so rich and varied; there are always new things to try as well as old friends to return to thus making weaving a perfect medium for my creative endeavors.

My studio is called Thistle and Rose Handweaving - an off-hand way of proclaiming my affection for the historical figures Mary Queen of Scots and Queen Elizabeth I. I enjoy the fact that I can in some small way combine two of my interests, renaissance history and weaving. Here at Thistle and Rose Handweaving I delight in weaving both functional and decorative table linens, clothing items and rugs. I try to use primarily natural fibers in all my work along with a dash of inspiration from the nature that surrounds my country home.

Location:  Centerville, Utah, USA
Online shop:  TandRHandweaving
Blog:  tandrhandweaving
   Mary Meigs Atwater Weaving Guild, Salt Lake City, Utah
   Tromp as Writ Weaving Guild, Monmouth, IL
   Mid West Weavers Guild
Languages spoken:  English

Thistle and Rose Handweaving

Tags:  Handwoven, weaving, woven, fiber artist, fiber arts, hand made, traditional crafts, heritage crafts, weaving loom,  home decor

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