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To Yule Cards
Staff Special to The News
DENTON, Texas - Rudolph Fuchs
doesn’t sign his Christmas cards.
He weaves them.
Fudhs, a member of the North Texas
State University art faculty, has designed
and woven his holiday cards' during the
past twelve years. He has chosen season-
al motifs ranging from reindeer to stained
Fuchs begins turning out the unusual
cards in October or November of each
year. He produces between 400 and 500
each year, using a loom which can be
threaded to weave twelve cards at one
When the weaving is completed, Fuchs
mounts his designs in mats and mails
them to friends around the globe.
Fuchs and his paterns for the past two
Christmas seasons are the most intricate
he has attempted. One represents a re-
production of a stained glass window.
When Fuchs started to weave his
'Christmas card's,, he included the word
“greetings” in the design. But he dropped
the lettering when friends told him they
planned to frame the designs for decora-
tions in their homes and offices.
“I’ve been tempted not to produce the
cards some years,” Fuchs said. “But then
f hear from friends saying that they are
awaiting the cards and I get busy prepar-
ing them. I suppose they’ve become some-
thing of a Christmas tradition.”
One of the most popular designs fea-
tured a portrait of Rudolph the Red-Nosed
Fuchs became interested in weaving
during a European trip in 1938.
He’s turned out numerous tapestries.
But he’s best known for his Christmas
cards with an unusual personal touch.
Rudolph Fuchs ... a personal touch to his Christmas cards.
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