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Keeping it close to home
Made in America by the Walton Family
Established in 2002, Rubber Stamp Tapestry™ is a family-owned and operated business located in the foothills of the Uwharrie Mountains in central North Carolina. Each peg stamp is handcrafted in our shop with superior materials manufactured, assembled, and packaged in the United States. Quality is paramount to us, together with protecting our earth’s most valuable resources. We use real red rubber & quality hardwood.
Our online catalog is always growing, and currently contains more than 1,200 individual peg stamps and over 100 stamp sets!
Component stamping is so much fun
Versatile Stamps for All Crafters
With Rubber Stamp Tapestry’s Peg Stamps, you are in complete control of the design process by combining small images into larger and more elaborate works of art. We call this easy and fun layered process component stamping. Each finished design naturally becomes unique and no two stamping projects will ever be identical!
Stamp with accuracy
Perfect Placement Every Time
Need to add a stem to a flower or berries to a branch? All of our peg stamps feature our StampRight™ placement line which is located at the base of the stamp, near the rubber. This line indicates the position of the image. In the case of a leaf, sprig, or branch, the StampRight™ placement line is most often located at the stem. Just turn the line towards the other images, such as a flower, and you will get perfect placement every time. Our StampRight™ placement line speeds up the stamping process and aids in accuracy.
Established in 2002
In 1971, years before current owner Donny Walton was born, his dad purchased a peace sign stamp from a small shop in Las Vegas, Nevada where he was stationed with the US Air Force. That little stamp would later become the inspiration behind an incredibly successful company that now sells its stamps worldwide.
Donny grew up in a small rural town in North Carolina known as the “pottery capital of the world”. When he was five years old, his parents, Don and Susan Walton, quit their jobs and opened their own boutique pottery shop. In a community teeming with over 200 local potters, Susan’s unique dinnerware and Don’s intricate Treepots made their shop a prime destination for pottery tourists and local collectors and their business thrived.
In 2002, Susan developed a new look for her clay artwork and experimented with pressing botanicals from her garden into her pottery before firing. In a quest for a more permanent solution, she made rubber stamps featuring flowers, leaves, and other plants. She mounted them on wooden pegs like the stamp Don had bought decades before when he was in the Air Force. Soon, Susan started using the stamps on cards, stationery, scrapbook pages, ceramic bisque, and even fabric. It was not long before word spread and she was a regular exhibitor at stamp conventions throughout the United States.
Susan put botanicals from backyard gardens into the hands of crafters around the world and created a stamping revolution. Her technique of component stamping mesmerized her audience as they discovered how quickly and easily they could create frames, borders, and complex layered artwork with just a few peg stamps.
In 2004, Donny Walton quit his job as a computer programmer and began helping his parents full-time at the family business. Donny’s wife Rebecca, along with toddler Logan, joined him as they became the new generation of stamp makers at Don and Susan’s shop. A few years later Donny and Rebecca introduced two more little stampers, Henry & Maggie to the growing family business.
In 2014, Don and Susan returned to pottery which had always been their first love. They opened a gallery in Seagrove and at the same time, Donny and Rebecca became the proud new owners of Rubber Stamp Tapestry, excited to be carrying on Rubber Stamp Tapestry’s legacy of artisan stamp making. Don and Susan are now residents of Virginia and own Mountain Star Gallery in Fancy Gap where they sell their pottery as well as our peg stamps!
Like our children, our business is growing and we have been blessed in so many, many ways.