From the mountains of North Carolina, manual WW weaves, sews, prints, and develops not just the fabrics, textiles, and beautiful products you’d expect from a Heritage company, they bring you the hottest designs for your home. Despite the fact that Thomas Lemuel Oates started manual Woodworkers & Weavers in 1932, the story goes back further. The roots of the company will also be found in Oates’ entrepreneurial spirit. He and his brother used to farm the Mountain areas of Bat cave in Western North Carolina. They would also help their mother find materials for her crafts. The sons began to make wooden whistles, buckets and bird-houses. They would sell their wares in conjunction with her crafts to the people from Charlotte that came through in their horse-drawn buggies which will the mountains. Later, Thomas worked at the Ashville postcard company. When the depression hit, he lost his job, but it inspired him to enter business and sell crafts, like cornhusk dolls and woven pieces, that were produced by the local women. He had learned about the Wholesale business at the same time as working at Ashville. He built a waterwheel to generate electricity at a mill, began making product and opened shop. Through the years, he expanded the company. His son, Lemuel Oates, who would next manage the company, says he worked in the business from a young age. He explains the products were made from cotton scraps left over from making socks. Half-inch circles would be looped together to form numerous products. Lemuel Oates went to college and then settled in Richmond. In December 1973, he returned to Bat cave and took over the company. In 2007 his son Travis and his daughter, Molly Oates Sherrill, took over the business.
Decorative throw pillow with verse Hebrews 6:19, Hope Anchors the Soul
Approximately 17 x 9 inches
Made in america
Adds an inspirational element to your living room, den, guest room, bedroom, or other space
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