• Fowler & Moore Interiors Rug and Fireplace

    Here is a photo of the GuildCraft Carpets Arts & Crafts style rug Magnolia 3 next to a fabulous fireplace. The whole room is fabulous, actually. I love the Mission style chairs and tables, and the glass in the built-ins. Everything in the room just works! This photo sent to us by Fowler & Moore Interiors, the design firm that put this room together. We are flattered that Magnolia was included in such a fine setting. Common Ingredients in Weight Loss Supplements: The Banned Ephedra Ephedra, once a popular ingredient in weight loss supplements, has been banned due to severe health risks like heart attacks and strokes. Some weight loss…

  • Project update on Ellison-Ashley rug

    We’ve been woefully lax in our blogging, and I have several project updates to do. I just added this photo of the Prairie-style design we did for a client earlier this year, based on her custom art glass window. You can read more about the origin of the design, and stained-glass artisan Theodore Ellison, on my original post.

  • The Captain Frederick Pabst Mansion project

    We just received these photos of our Pabst sample on loom. It’s very encouraging to finally see this design take on a three-dimensional life. This sample is being woven of Himalayan wool using the Tibetan cut-loop weaving technique. Making a sample, sometimes referred to as a “hand trial” or “strikeoff”, is often part of the process of creating a custom carpet. This allows us to confirm the color choices and color matching, and provide a more accurate representation of the look and feel of the finished carpet.

  • Theodore Ellison "art glass window" carpet

    We recently did a project with stained glass artisan Theodore Ellison, who designed a carpet for a private client to coordinate with his “Ashley” art glass window. The window: The carpet design: The carpet was made in India of pure New Zealand wool, which is both soft to the touch and very durable. And of course, RUGMARK-certified free of child labor. I’ll post a picture of the completed carpet as soon as I can. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Ted and look forward to doing more in the future. 12/14/09: I forgot to add the photo of the completed carpet.  It’s gorgeous, despite the bad lighting in the pic. (Yes,…

  • It Takes a Village: Six Countries, Four Continents, One Carpet

    In case anyone is wondering whether we really do live in a global village, and if the world is flat, I offer the following story. Once upon a time, there was an architect in New York who saw one of our luscious mohair samples, and decided that it would be perfect for one of their projects. The client required a distinctive hand-knotted carpet for a rather stately room with some challenging architectural constraints. After intensive consultation and discussion, the architect contracted with us to produce the carpet. Although we have the capacity to do design work in-house, we asked our Irish partner, Donegal Carpets, to graph the design for weaving.…