Rags to rugs, truly a labor of love for couple

Ray and Becky Ellingston, of Belmond, started weaving because they enjoyed it. But now, they travel to fairs and shows around the state nearly year round and sell these creations ranging in color from orange and black to dark blue and just about every other combination you could think of.

And this week was no different as the couple was just one of dozens of vendors who set up shop at the Wright County Fair.

“It is really a labor of love,” Ray explained. “Not everyone wants to do this because there isn’t a lot income in it. We do it because we enjoy it.”

Becky said the venture began back in the early 1970s and in a way before that, with Ray’s father, who was himself  a weaver.

 

Read more the Ellingston’s weaving an the Wright County Fair in the July 17 issue, including tales from the Barnyard Olympics, Lynn Anderson on his chainsaw art, two full photo pages – and there’s even more to come next week!