• 20th Annual Arts & Crafts Conference, Asheville, NC

    I didn’t have my tech toys primed well enough to blog from on-site as I’d hoped, but here are some choice photos from the Arts & Crafts Conference at the venerable Grove Park Inn. We brought our CAD guy, Justin, along so he could hear first-hand the rave reviews our carpets receive, and what a difference it makes to have good drawing for the artwork used to make the weaving cartoons. (Doing that in-house, with our scrupulous attention to detail, is one of the things that distinguishes our GuildCraft carpets from others in the marketplace.)

  • Sarasota Art Walk

    Danielle and I went to Sarasota, FL earlier this month to attend a gallery crawl in which our carpets were featured by one of our retailers, Art To Walk On. Our delightful hosts, John and Eileen Hampshire, were gracious enough to invite us to stay at their home for the weekend. John is an architect with a long and distinguished career; Eileen is an antique carpet dealer and an expert on Armenian carpets.

  • Arts & Crafts Conference, Grove Park Inn

    We heard some rather sad news – artisan and woodworker Peter Maynard of Cold River Furniture suffered a concussion and broken pelvis a couple of weeks ago. We’re relieved to hear that Peter is expected to make a full recovery, but the timing of the accident couldn’t have been worse, as it prevents Cold River Furniture from exhibiting at the 20th anniversary Arts & Crafts Conference in Asheville, NC this weekend. Danielle and I will be taking over their booth space this year, and letting their clientele know that they’ll be back in their usual location at the next conference. We’re grateful to Peter and Marcy for the opportunity to…