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Mary Jane Chandler cuts the fringe for the rug ends once completed. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

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Handmade rugs are one of the mainstays of the Developmental Achievement Center in Park Rapids, besides message buttons and woodworking. Clients make about 10 a week, sold through the Tin Ceiling, Bearly Used and the Salvage Depot. Or you can custom order a special size.


The strips are wound into a ball, then onto the spindles Edna is feeding through the loom. Lora Dudley carefully peels the frayed edges off the fabric strips before they're wound.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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