Dana Ailer's Profile

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My rugs and accessories are created using a method handed down through generations of strong women in Appalachian Virginia. My great grandmother, Minnie Mae Brinkley, created rugs from scraps of cloth, feed sacks, and outgrown clothing. In keeping with her spirit of adaptive reuse, I use upcycled and reclaimed materials in my own rugs.

Each of my rugs and accessories is a piece of Appalachian folk art. The method is tried & true, and the products are beautiful, functional, and long-lasting.

One of my rugs was recently featured in DIY Network's 2015 Blog Cabin & on the Great American Country website!
http://www.greatamericancountry.com/photo/handmade-virginia:-heirloom-rug-by-terribly-crafty?soc=sharemail

  • Female
  • Born on August 7
  • Joined March 30, 2010

Favorite materials

cotton fabric, retro prints, upcycled fabric, recycled fabric

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About

My rugs and accessories are created using a method handed down through generations of strong women in Appalachian Virginia. My great grandmother, Minnie Mae Brinkley, created rugs from scraps of cloth, feed sacks, and outgrown clothing. In keeping with her spirit of adaptive reuse, I use upcycled and reclaimed materials in my own rugs.

Each of my rugs and accessories is a piece of Appalachian folk art. The method is tried & true, and the products are beautiful, functional, and long-lasting.

One of my rugs was recently featured in DIY Network's 2015 Blog Cabin & on the Great American Country website!
http://www.greatamericancountry.com/photo/handmade-virginia:-heirloom-rug-by-terribly-crafty?soc=sharemail

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