Artist working to build world’s largest rag rug in Gatlinburg

GATLINBURG (WATE) – Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg is getting ready for a big weekend with a big piece of art.

One of their artists in residence is creating a rag rug that will hopefully be deemed one of the largest in the world. Fiber artist Amy Masters started working on it in late February and was planning to finish it Wednesday night.

She enlisted the help of several volunteers to help build sections for the rug. When it is all finished it should be about 70 feet long.

It will be on display Friday during the Artists in Residence Opening for Arrowmont’s Legacy Weekend.

“Guinness World Records Museum is really interesting to me, and I don’t know I’ve been traveling a lot after graduate school so I just decided to make my own roadside attraction. And I proposed it as a community project so I could teach people how to weave as well,” said Masters.

If you want to see the rug or any of the other artists work, you can head out to Arrowmont from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday night. There are five artists who will be showcasing their art.

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