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We are Rena and Brent, and we make this stuff!

Brent grew up watching his Grandma Esther weaving rugs on her own mother's Union No. 36 loom. She taught him how to string the warp, bang the batten, and tie the fringe on a finished rug. Several years ago, Grandma Esther gave Brent her loom and he began making his own rugs.

Brent uses 100% cotton warp and cotton or cotton/polyester blend weft in his rugs.

Rena remembers her Nana teaching her how to make a crochet chain, killing time in the back seat as a kid, and she still has the special afghan Nana made her in her (then) favorite colors: pink and purple. A college friend reintroduced her to crochet years later and she fell in love with its simplicity and possibilities. Now Rena has found out that several of Nana's other grandkids crochet, too…

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  • Joined March 29, 2010

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About

We are Rena and Brent, and we make this stuff!

Brent grew up watching his Grandma Esther weaving rugs on her own mother's Union No. 36 loom. She taught him how to string the warp, bang the batten, and tie the fringe on a finished rug. Several years ago, Grandma Esther gave Brent her loom and he began making his own rugs.

Brent uses 100% cotton warp and cotton or cotton/polyester blend weft in his rugs.

Rena remembers her Nana teaching her how to make a crochet chain, killing time in the back seat as a kid, and she still has the special afghan Nana made her in her (then) favorite colors: pink and purple. A college friend reintroduced her to crochet years later and she fell in love with its simplicity and possibilities. Now Rena has found out that several of Nana's other grandkids crochet, too. Undoubtedly they must think of her--still crocheting in Duluth, MN!--when they pick up their hooks.

Even though Rena's super sensitive skin means she can't wear it, she loves working with wool. The stitch definition is superb, and she has so much fun experimenting with felting techniques.



I like to make usable things that make me grin on one side of my mouth. I hope they make you smirk, too.

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