Title

Article about Verna Cox, of Verona Island, Maine's first lady of braided rugs.

Authors

Jeff Clark

Source

Down East

Date

10-1-1994

Pages

52-53, 71-72

Abstract

Article about Verna Cox, of Verona Island, Maine's first lady of braided rugs. With her "Encyclopedia of Braiding," which was published in 1967 and has gone through five printings, Cox has literally written the book on rug braiding. She started braiding in her home in Orono in 1958, and by the early 1960s her business, Cox Enterprises, had grown so big that she moved both her home and her business to a huge 1797 Colonial just off Route 1 in Belfast. Although her shop was very successful, she discovered she hated selling and decided to close her shop in 1978. She continued selling her book, patterns, and materials by mail and doing consulting work. Just as she and her husband Ken were about to move to their retirement home on Verona Island, son-in-law Rick Davis persuaded her to do a video, which has led to the production of a serious of instructional tapes.

Subjects

Entrepreneurs, Rugs, Cox, Verna

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