About Me

Lisa Welch Hasenöhrl is a graduate (1984) of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She also attended textile art programs at the Massachusett's College of Art in Boston, Massachusett and the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California.

Lisa opened her own rug studio in the Wicker Park neighborhood in Chicago in 1992. In the interim Lisa's skills were developed working for various Chicago companies holding positions in design, fabrication, restoration, and sales including Bloomingdales at 900 North Michigan Avenue, Sue Suster Custom Rugs and Kashian Brothers Custom Carpets on Chicago's suburban Northshore. She worked with Maury Bynum at Textile Conservators in downtown Chicago for 3 years where she restored antique Persian carpets, and folk American rugs and quilts.

Lisa's Chicago rug studio flourished. Family and business clients include: Blutter Shiff Interior Design, Cheryl Friedman, Roxanne Himmel, Chilliworks, Tuttaposto Restaurant, and the Walgreen family. The studio was in the same location for 12 years.

After living in Chicago for 30 years, Lisa moved her studio to Macomb, IL and after 5 years continuing to live her dream designing and manufacturing carpets for a living, Lisa has currently opened a new expansive studio barn in Oldtown, Idaho, where she has been able to answer the demand for larger scale comissions.

Lisa grew up near the Spoon River in Smithfield, IL where her father, (a 1929 graduate of the Chicago Art Institute), painted scenes of rural Illinois and the Spoon River countryside. In her new Oldtown studio, Lisa designs custom carpets and shaped area rugs for homes and businesses throughout the US and abroad. "My studio is named the "Fruits of Love" because that is what each of my carpets truly is." 

In The News: I am grateful for the media coverage, and the kind words out there about me on The World Wide Web.

Launching my business in Chicago in 1992, the Chicago Tribune published, "Art For Your Floor".

"Floored by Unique Creations", Peoria Journal Star, 2008. "MetroWest News" in Framingham, Massachusetts, reprinted that article in 2008.

Enjoy the latest "Sports Carpet" internet reprint, featuring a large football field I made for a "Dallas Cowboy" fan.