Bed Canopy Making

Eula Greene

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Eula Russ Osborne

Lace and fishnet bed canopy maker

Creston, NC (Ashe County)

Eula Russ Osborne was born in the Three Top community of Ashe County, where she now lives and makes woven lace crafts. Though she moved around as a child to some of the different communities in that area of Ashe County, Eula says, "We always lived way back in the mountains."

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Eula Greene

Fishnet bed canopy maker

Boone, NC (Watauga County)

Eula Greene made hand-tied fishnet bed canopies at her home in Watauga County. "It used to be that all the older women in the area made canopies," she said. In her later years, though the craft was not as common as it once was in her area, she continued to make canopies by order, and she passed along her knowledge to her siblings, niece, and other interested visitors.

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