Rag Rugging is certainly catching on. . . .and I couldn't be more thrilled!
When John and I started weaving rag rugs for a hobby, we had no idea how fast it would catch on. . . .Our intent was not to sell looms. . . .That came later. . . .We simply wanted to demonstrate the technique here at the Widner-Magers Farm Historic District. . . .It was a Folk art that reaches back in our Delta history that we didn't want to be lost. . . .Come to find out, it's an art form that has almost died out in a lot of other states, too. . . .
Delta Crossroads Magazine got wind of our efforts. . . .contacted us and asked if we'd be interested in them doing a feature. . . .Is there any answer to that question but "YES!"
The log house seemed the perfect setting. . . .Our pioneer clothing came out of moth balls. . . .and we set up everything in time to take these few shots for ourselves before Revis Chipman arrived to shoot the official ones. . . .
Revis grew up in the Delta, but she had never seen these rugs woven before. . . .I only remember a lady weaving them way back when I was only 3 or 4.
We spent the entire morning with Revis. . . .and even taught her how to weave. . . .
Not sure when the article will come out, but with my red boots and green skirt,
wouldn't it be perfect for the Christmas issue?
hint. . . .hint
Whatever issue we end up in will be fine. . . .
Just thrilled that we had the opportunity to introduce
'Rag Rugging' to more people. . . .
Spreading the word. . . .