Linda Ann Marie Bertanzetti weaves on her farm in Columbiana, Ohio, in a large, custom-built weaving studio, which also houses a museum and retail shop. She calls her business L. A. M. B. Handwoven Rugs.
Over the years she has collected more than fifty vintage hand looms dating back to the 1880s, all of which have been restored to perfect working order. In her collection are models representative of most of the major manufacturers’ offerings during the golden age of cottage-industry weaving in America. Several of these antique looms are available for sale.
Bertanzetti principally weaves rugs and table runners in all types of fabrics including flat wools, textured wools, cottons and denims. Each piece she makes is meticulously hand-woven on one of her vintage looms. She weaves both by inspiration and by custom order. At any given time she has about two hundred pieces available in her retail shop.
Additionally Bertanzetti conducts weaving classes and schedules tours of her museum.
The deadline for submitting entries for the 2021 Directory of Traditional American Crafts has past. All entries we have recevied are being processed and will be submitted to the jurors for anonymous judging. The 2021 Directory will appear in the August 2021 edition of Early American Life. Please do not call us. We cannot report on the status of any particular entry until the Directory is published..
1,943 days until America's Sestercentennial
Coming Up This Weekend
Many events listed on our calendar have been postponed or cancelled as a precaution to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, now a pandemic. If you must (or choose) to attend an event, we suggest you call and verify that it will be taking place as planned.
Our April 2021 edition has been printed on schedule and is on its way to all of our subscribers. Because of the Covid-19 situation, postal delivery has been spotty. Some subscribers who have renewed may find renewal notices attached to their issues even if they have recently renews. Please excuse this error. Email us at email@example.com if you suspect you have had a delivery problem—because our offices remained closed for the protection of our staff, we cannot answer telephone queries at this time.
All new web subscriptions will start with the June 2021 issue. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have other subscription requirements.