Sam Crow Rugs is a NYC based studio that operates between the worlds of textile, design, craft, and art to create contemporary hand tufted rugs. She draws from the hard-earned skill and long-time traditions of rug making to create her own vision through yarn. Sometimes functional, but not always, her work seeks to expand the notion of what a rug is and its purpose in our modern culture. Focused on the laborious process of creating textiles and the right of passage each maker earns, she works to find a balance between new technology and past tradition with a clear conscience. Her visual imagery seeks to combine these concepts of slow traditional American craft with a digital and modernized view of shaping, color, and function.