Rose Beerhorst has the distinction of being the oldest child and the first to be launched from our home. She did not go to college, instead she chose to move in with a group of her friends right here in the neighborhood. She is supporting herself mostly through her Etsy shop which is called Sockmonster.
Rose from a very early age was drawn to weaving. Brenda and I have memories of her weaving scarves through the spindles in the back of a kitchen chair not long after she had learned to walk. Growing up in a entrepreneurial and artistic family, her lessons were all absorbed from an early age. Making something and selling it has always seemed a natural thing for her.
This rug is available here.
I like all the things Rose makes but I personally have the strongest connection to her rugs because I live with them. The Rose rugs in our home, which are her early ones, have been doing their job making rooms cozy with their plush warmth and swirl of rich color for the past three years. Rose continues to improve her weaving. Her latest rugs have become more tightly woven which makes them heavier and want to stay put on the floor and last even longer. I should also say to those of you concerned about the natural environment that these rugs are made with 100% recycled cotton material.
Rose will be including a collection of her newest rugs at our Beerhorst Family Spring Art Show the first weekend of May. May 4,5, and 6th from 10AM 'till 8PM each day.