About the Artist:
Wendy Barton-Miller was interested in art from an early age, and now as an adult, Wendy's life is all about her art. Her art background began in porcelain and polymer clay. She taught porcelain and owned the studio for several years in Centerville, Ohio, before venturing into the fiber art of rug hooking.
She learned the basics of how to rug hook in 1999. Quickly picking up the technique of rug hooking, she soon turned to drawing and hooking her own designs into rugs for her home. Through the encouragement of friends and fellow rug hookers, Wendy started selling her rug designs as patterns for other rug hookers to hook in 2001, under the business name of The Red Saltbox™. She now carries two lines of patterns, her original primitive folk art line and her newest line of antique inspired rug designs.
Wendy relocated from Ohio, back home
to Indiana in 2008. She now resides in an old historic home circa 1852,
The Robinson House, located in Attica, Indiana. Wendy travels to teach
workshops/seminars specializing in hooking with wide cuts, teaching
students how to give their rugs the "aged" appearance.
Wendy is an accomplished rug hooker, has written numerous articles for Rug Hooking magazine and other publications, and is a member of ATHA.
Awards and recognition:
Sauder Award for "Ohio
Bicentennial" rug - 2003
ATHA "Rhapsody in Rugs" exhibit - Honorable Mention for "Ohio Coverlet" rug - 2005
ATHA "Rhapsody in Rugs" exhibit - "The Collection" rug 2005
Sauder Award for "Ohio Coverlet" rug - 2005
Various ribbons for many rugs at Sauder exhibit in 2003, 2004, 2005
Celebrations XV for "The Collection" rug - sponsored by Rug Hooking Magazine - 2005
Celebrations XVI for "Ohio Coverlet" rug - sponsored by Rug Hooking Magazine - 2006
Celebrations XVII for "Pumpkin Thyme" rug - sponsored by Rug Hooking Magazine - 2007
Celebrations XVIII for "1842 Watercolor Fraktur" rug - sponsored by Rug Hooking Magazine - 2008
Celebrations XIX - Judge - 2009
"Rhapsody in Rugs"
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