I’ve just returned from a long weekend on Lopez Island in Washington State. It’s beautiful anytime of year, but especially now when the wild roses are blooming and the days are long – and even sometimes sunny! Chimera, the gallery that functions as a collective for the island’s many artists and craftspeople had some beautiful rugs on display by a company called Island Fibers (self-proclaimed participants in the “Slow Fiber” movement). Really lovely soft wool in rich colors. From a big-city perspective the prices are also quite reasonable — and I imagine they would gladly do custom work.