Diane & Fred and the old rug loom
Pine Tree Throw
Market Square Blanket
Emily, working on a scarf
Cotton Baby Blanket
From our studio on the banks of the Housatonic River, we say "Greetings" and a warm welcome to you.
We are Diane Mostrom-Chase and Fred Chase. In 1976 we started our own small weaving studio in Newburyport MA with little more than two hand looms, some yarns and a good idea. The idea thought to be our own has been shown to be your "good idea" as well: that useful objects, honestly and beautifully crafted by caring hands, do have a place in all of our daily lives.
After many years in Newburyport, our business took us to the roots of traditional American craft in the mountains of western North Carolina. After a nine year adventure in the Smoky Mountains, we relocated to the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. The Berkshires have for years sheltered in their soft, snowy valleys numerous artists, sculptors, writers and musicians all seeking that same rare treasure- a little quiet. We have found some here as well.
Today, we are happily joined by our daughter Emily to continue our work. We are all thankful for the many friends and customers like yourself whose continued interest in our work has made it mutually successful.
We weave a variety of functional textiles to meet both traditional and contemporary needs. All of our work is individually woven on hand operated looms. We are self taught but have never felt alone in our personal connection to artisans from the past. Our pride and workmanship, patience, skill, and effort make each and every piece unique.
The types of weaving we make include:
Wool or cotton Coverlets and Blankets, cotton Baby Blankets, Throws, Tablemats, Napkins and Runners, Lacey Shawls and Chenille Scarves in many colors.