claudia profile
Claudia Mills My first priority is to create a well designed piece, a functioning floor covering- a product showcasing both beauty and durability. 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 two 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.