This handwoven rag rug was made by Earl Black and is a nice large size, measuring 72″ x 34″. Woven with a colorful assortment of wool and cotton blends. Earl is an accomplished artist at Spindleworks Art Center, with his rugs in high demand. Earl describes that he “dreams the colors and then weaves them.”
Spindleworks is a non profit art center for adults with disabilities in Brunswick, Maine whose mission is to help adults with disabilities achieve full and inclusive lives in their chosen community. The proceeds from this purchase go directly to support the artist and program supplies.
“HANDICAP, I HEARD ABOUT IT BUT I AIN’T GOT IT NOW” – Rita Langlois
This is probably one of the most famous lines written/spoken at Spindleworks, and so telling of the outlook of the artists here who break down stereotypes with their unique and wonderful view of the world and their expression of their place in it.