Paula Benne lives
with her husband Tom, on lower Townhouse Road . Merigold Farm has been their
home for over 20 years. T & P, as they are known by their friends, practice many of the long
forgotten rural crafts. This is their way of life.
As dairy farmers they make butter and raise replacement heifers. As woods workers they produce firewood and lumber.
But it is as artists that the couple are best known. (Click for Tom's Art page )
Paula makes hooked rugs. She searches out sources of unusual woolen materials necessary for the creative interpretation of her designs. Often she must hand dye the material to achieve her goals. Tom helps with the drawing and design.
Her work has been shown in galleries, libraries, restaurants and in the UMA's "Mile of Art". She also makes commissioned rug creations. Paula's "home rugs" are quite popular.
click here to see 25 examples of her rugs. The title of the rug also contains the size and price. You can see a larger version by clicking on the rug. Paula can be reached by e-mail : email@example.com
587 Townhouse Road
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