Michael Heilman

What you will see here are a variety of rugs made by different techniques, woven, tufted and  hooked and a combination of  all three.  Many of the rugs are made with a shuttle hook, a wooden and brass hand tool distinctly American in origin (1870) and with a later hand tool, a Rumpelstiltskin hand needle dating from  1972, also American. I teach and also demonstrate rug making.  I am sure  that you will notice that the styles in which the rugs are rendered are eclectic and I make no apologies for this.  It is  both fun and a challenge to give a new  twist on traditional designs and to let  my creative spirit  take me to where it will.  Enjoy.