Jane Doyle’s beautiful rag rugs will be on display in the Community Studio from Saturday, July 24th through September 4th.
Jane has been making rag rugs for the past 39 years. Her work has been exhibited and acquired across the U.S. and has been featured in both magazine articles and publications on weaving.
Ms. Doyle uses a traditional though little used rag rug technique called ‘Taquete’ or ‘Summer and Winter on Opposites’. This weave allows for new contemporary designs to be woven in a traditional manner.
This double binding technique produces heavy durable rugs bound of two different layers. Inverse colors appear on opposite sides. Because of their durability, all of the rugs are made to be walked on. However, because of their distinctive designs, they are also hung on a wall or used across a bed or table primarily as works of art. All of Jane’s designs are original and focused upon block or geometric patterns with a palette ranging from bright contrasting colors to more subtle soft hues.