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Designing rugs is my passion because they are beautiful and functional.  We sit on them, play on them, cats and dogs sleep on them, and children learn to walk on them.  They are a foundation for all that happens in homes all over the world.

My designs are distinguished by their lyrical and curvaceous lines.  Color is also an important part of my work.  My designs are eclectic, and they will work in contemporary, transitional, arts & crafts, Asian, and eclectic settings.

My passion for rug design started when I began making hand hooked rugs in 1986, after taking classes from the late Hallie Hall, an icon in traditional American rug hooking.  Hallie very graciously encouraged me to pursue the craft by applying my artistic vision and bold use of color to original work.

I had been thinking about developing my own collection for many years, and a few years ago, the idea took root, and the opportunity became real.  I am very fortunate to work with artisans in India who produce my rugs.  They are all made with luxurious 100% New Zealand worsted wool.  Rugs are hand tufted.  Hand knotting is also available on all collection and custom designs.

Three collections of limited edition rugs are available, as are custom design services.  Each of the collection rugs is available in standard size and color.   Custom size and/or custom color is available on all collection rugs.

I am very pleased to support Rugmark, an international nonprofit organization that works with rug producers in India, Pakistan, and Nepal to end illegal child labor in the rug industry.  Rugmark also provides educational programming for children in these areas.

My rugs are in private collections throughout North America; including New York City, Chicago, Boston, Hollywood, Los Angeles, and Toronto.  They have also been featured in regional and national media.

 

 

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