Inspired by relationships, family members, celebrations, photographs or nature, Bill Bonecutter’s rugs encapsulate stories, folk lore or a moment in time. Meaningful to its recipient, yet enjoyed by the beholder, his personally designed rugs interpreted as American Folk Art styled Hooked Rugs continue a practice rarely seen today. Using an old hook, a hooped stretcher and burlap, Mr Bonecutter incorporates multiple fabric media throughout his pieces. Completely hand crafted, an individual rug takes up to 300 hours to complete and is considered for wall hanging rather than underfoot, but durable enough to function as it’s original purpose.
Mr. Bonecutter lives in Wingdale, New York, and is a licensed salesperson with Houlihan Lawrence in Millbrook. An accomplished musician and textile artist who has recently completed his first series of short stories titled A Year in Wingdale, he lives in an 18th-century Quaker farmhouse.