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My first priority is to create a well-designed piece, a functioning floor covering that is both beautiful and durable.
In college, after exploring every course the art department offered, I landed in the weaving studio. I found weaving’s combination of mathematical rigor and tactile diversity irresistible. Building on my childhood fascination with designing clothes using novelty fabrics, I began weaving with large bright prints, lurex, ripstop nylon and plaids. This exploration led to my first rag rugs in 1985.
I have now been weaving rugs for over three decades, adapting the traditional rag rug craft to my own contemporary aesthetic. As a designer I try to strike a balance between color and textural effects. Inspiration comes in many forms but foremost is the fabric itself.
MEET THE TEAM
Under one roof in Old City Philadelphia Claudia has put together a talented group of young woman, all with degrees in textiles. Designers in their own right, they contribute their creativity to make Claudia Mills Handwoven Rugs a unique studio and showroom. Each one has her own voice and adds her vision to every handmade piece.