When I came back to Taos in 2008, I was looking for work to fund my travels. My Grandma, Rachel Brown, hired me on to weave a rug for her at Weaving Southwest. It was the first time I had spent time at the shop (and woven a large piece) since my second year in college, six years prior.

When coming up with the design, my Grandma pulled out a section of the Taos News called The Tempo. There was an ad inside for Buffalo Thunder Resort that had an interesting black and white boarder. She said she had noticed it when it was sitting on her coffee table, half covered by the rest of the newspaper. We drew inspiration from that for our sections of tapestry.

When choosing the colors for the rug, my Grandma suggested using all the yellows in one portion of our sample card. (She knew I loved working with bright colors!) Below is what came of our collaboration… Thunder!

Thunder, handwoven rug, designed by Rachel Brown and woven by Teresa Loveless

Thunder, handwoven rug, designed by Rachel Brown and woven by Teresa Loveless

Ciao,
Teresa and all of us here at Weaving Southwest

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