Schoharie County 2021 Business Partner

 

For more than 30 years, Thistle Hill Weavers, the Studio of Rabbit Goody, has been weaving luxurious custom fabrics, carpet and trim for designers, home owners, museums and the film industry.

Thistle Hill specializes in creating accurate historic reproductions for homeowners from bed hangings to window treatments and custom carpet to upholstery.  Their work covers a wide range of periods: they’ve recreated early medieval textiles for the film Beowulf and woven custom fabric for modern high-end handbags.  They have woven fabric for several films such as The Chronicles of Narnia and A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. They also do work for designers and museums. You can see their fabrics and trims at George Wash­ing­ton’s Mount Vernon, Thomas Jefferson’s Monti­cello, Martin Van Buren’s home in Kinderhook and the Lincoln Birthplace. They also make carpets and window treatments and trims for individual homes all across the country.

Thistle Hill has over 30 years of experience making custom bed hangings for period or reproduction beds. They can weave fabric for you, or they can construct an entire installation, com­plete with trim and functioning bed curtains. They do small projects as well as large–a carpet for a single set of stairs or soft furnishings for an entire house, from floor to ceiling, windows to beds. Thistle Hill’s ability to produce short runs of entirely custom fabric, carpet and trims sets them apart from other textile manufacturers (18 yards is their minimum custom order). Their cloth is distinguished by the historic finishes they use which produces an authentic period look that is unmatched by commercially manufactured material.

Rabbit Goody is the owner, designer, and master weaver at Thistle Hill Weavers.  Rabbit has been working with the Workforce Solutions Centers for 15+ years.  In 2021, Rabbit took advantage of the Employed Worker Training Program to upgrade two of her workers through the On-the-Job Training Program.  We wish Rabbit and Thistle Hill success and look forward to our continued working partnership.

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