Somewhat close to the now defunct post office of Ruckman, WV a 100 year old buckwheat processing mill was located on 29 acres of farmland purchased by Susan Feller and Jim Lilly in 1994. After 12 years, Jim had built a log home, Susan the gardens and both networked into the Hampshire County community settling in full-time and opening their studios in 2006. The rughooking business Ruckman Mill Farm was more than a dream.
Susan Feller Designs has developed rughooking patterns since 1994, visit the Products pages which include dye recipes for wool and the Design in a Box-Frakturs, filled with templates and advice to design your own folk art pattern.
Workshops lead by Susan L Feller are geared toward exploring design whether historical Frakturs; basic Elements and Principles; or Manipulating Fibers. Participants respond that this approach broadens their confidence and encourages individual creativity
Visit the blog ArtWools for updates to the art of Susan L Feller and farm living in West Virginia.