Go Away, rag rug by Rose Beerhorst
Holy Circle Fair Isle rug by Rose Beerhorst
Crochet Baskets by Rose Beerhorst
This is where Rose's textile career was launched when she was 14 years old. A store in Brooklyn NY called the Green Onion began carrying her Sock Monster stuffies.
Photo of Rose Beerhorst by Pearl Beerhorst
Today I am featuring Rose Beerhorst, the eldest sibling of the Beerhorst clan, textile artist, blogger, urban gardener and local hero. It is a wonderful experience to watch a child bloom and unfold into an adult as beautifully as our Rose.
Her growing up years were peppered with difficult challenges. In the first decade of her life the neighborhood we lived in would be considered dangerous by many and playmates where in short supply. We often had very little money and had to just find ways to make do so most of what came Rose's way was always second hand or home made with a chip and a dent. A good dose of dyslexia made literacy just one more childhood hurdle. And yet as I make this inventory of the limitations that littered her growing up years (and feel a certain measure of guilt) I can't help but think that not only has she shot past these limits she was born into, but came out with a robust set of life skills and a deep current of tenacity that continues to deliver her into very meaningful life experiences.
Visit her Etsy shop and think about where your home or office may need an infusion of Rose's hand made splendor.