They sit in your hallway, or maybe they're at your front door. But for David Venske, making rugs is about more than just decoration.
"Working with the rag rugs, I know when I'm gone, people will still be using them," he said, "they'll last almost forever if you take care of them."
David suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after a tour of duty in Vietnam.
"Its something you carry back from the war," he explained, "you don't trust people. But coming here, it opened doors to me, I'm not lost anymore. I'm happy to be alive."
David sells his rag rugs at the Talent Shop in the Rib Mountain Goodwill. And the movement of the loom he uses helps him deal with his condition.
"It has a real calming effect on me, working on the loom."
And the rugs have a big impact on the community. They've become so popular, the Talent Shop can barely keep them in stock.
"I'm amazed," David said, "I never thought it would come to something like this."
Working with his hands has changed his attitude.
"I used to get little outbursts of rage," he explained, "I don't anymore. I'm more relaxed, I'm more calm."
And his experience with the Talent Shop makes him want to reach out to others.
"For veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, any form of artwork is real rewarding, you find a purpose in life again, you got a reason for living again."
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