Martha and Greg Richard who hold degrees in education and accounting from Bellarmine College in Louisville, KY, have woven items for everyday use for over 29 years. Moving to Kentucky, Martha and Greg built a studio and began to concentrate on producing rugs, cotton towels, and table linens. Along the way they have raised sheep, sold wool, spun yarn, and woven countless yards of fabric.
Their work is woven on four and eight harness looms and their designs are based on traditional woven items. They have woven rugs for the Colonial Williamsburg Lodge, towels and table linens for the Shaker Villages in New Hampshire and Kentucky, rugs for historic homes, and yardage for restoration projects. They also weave for interior decorators, individuals and catalog companies.
Greg and Martha’s items are made from soft, natural, domestically spun cotton, linen and blends. Their items are all pre-shrunk, and may be machine washed and dried. They are juried members of the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen and the KY Craft Marketing Program.
Greg and Martha Richard’s work can also be found at Appalachian Fireside Gallery, Berea, KY; True Kentucky, Glendale, KY; Shakertown at Pleasant Hill, Harrodsburg, KY; and at many Kentucky State Park gift shops.