I have a very interesting family, be it a touch dysfunctional….. I have just travelled down to Ferndown in Dorset to visit my Auntie Olive. She is in her late 80’s and although very frail she is full of life and still very artistic; she paints and knits but today I want to show you some of her hand made rugs.
This is the first rug -
She used a dinner plate as a template for her design
All her later work is 'signed'
This is my favourite - it is one of a pair - they were her first attempts at rug making
What I love about these is the colours
Another rug....they were made with thrift store finds - mainly wool skirts.
Despite her age she also tends her beautiful garden - she designed the layout.