Moira Quinn O'Neil is a weaver based in Chicago, Illinois. She earned her BFA in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2012 with an emphasis in hand weaving. Her handwoven rugs draw inspiration from Art Deco, African textiles, and Op Art. After sketching mockup designs in her notebook, she works one-on-one with a family yarn business to choose lush hand-dyed colors. A typical handwoven rug takes anywhere from 25 to 120 hours of skilled labor. 

In addition to weaving, Moira writes the column T.V. Eye for Clay Hickson's monthly newspaper, The Smudge, in which she reviews current streaming film and television titles. 

How to Order a Custom Rug

The commission process begins with a conversation. Size, utility, aesthetic, and color scheme are factors in a collaborative design process between weaver and client. An initial estimate is given based on a calculation of labor hours and material fees. Custom yarn colors are ordered with a down payment from the client. The weaving process commences once the yarns are dyed-to-order. Depending on the overall size and complexity of the rug design, weaving typically takes three to eight weeks. Contact Moira with inquiries!


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